Show me your Stoplight. Or hardiest known Crotons.

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Stan, Mar 15, 2018.

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  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Now,or after a freeze.
    I almost ordered a trio...but the price for those 4" potted plants with shipping was far too much. I might order one...but I will never live long enough to see that be a shrub. Maybe.
    Mrs Iceton is another..and the Fiddle leafed that used to be so commonly sold? Is rare as Petra and Mammy make 98% of crotons sold in California.
     
  2. Native son

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    image.jpg Stoplight 7:00 est Ft Lauderdale image.jpg . The yellow and green plant is called Caution Light.
     
  3. Bullwinkle

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    Stewartii is pretty cold hardy also Norma.I will post a pic of my Norma in a minute.My Stewartii is too small to photo
     
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    Stewardii it is getting dark but shows the leave type and very good color. image.jpg
     
  6. Laisla

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    I am at a similar latitude to L.A. but much more humid and wet...the fastest and easiest crotons for me are Captain Kidd and Gold dust - even in shade.
     
  7. Stan

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    You're inspiring me!
     
  8. Stan

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    Got home. What do you know about "Curly Boy"..is it Stoplight like? Hardier then most? I also bought a Petra. They are so great looking. I might over winter in some makeshift greenhouse. It wont die after 2 years this time.
     

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  9. Phil Stager

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    Curly Boy has been cold resistant and almost bullet proof for me in St. Pete. Likes sun to color up nicely.
     
  10. Stan

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    Thanks Phil. Its already had to face cool rains (67f) and looks perky. It has some stoplight vibe to it. Crotons are great and my gut feeling is as the bay area has grown..Crotons can be done - in pots at least.
     

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