Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by sick1166, Jan 12, 2011.
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who buys crotons with the cold coming? I am an addict
3 faye miller
4 mini cascade
Andy - what a sick puppy you have evolved into!
anyone can take pics and add them
Good for you, Hope they do well. Funny thing is I use to do most of my Cuttings in the winter, They all did very well
The first one is called "Andrew" by the Angel Plants folks. I think it's a sport from Eburneum. The last one is probably "Batik".
First one is Lucha, last one is most deffinitly not Batik
Kind of surprise to see the Faye Miller. This isn't that common of a croton it seems anymore.
I never heard of the croton "Andrew", and because it's being grown by a very large foliage nursery, it would not surprise me in the least that they would add their own fancy name to an already existing named croton. It will be interesting next week when the TPIE Show will be in Ft Lauderdale. I know for sure I will see some misnamed crotons in vendor booths.
I would agree, the last one is not Batik.
#4 was grown from a respected grower who takes the years to get patents to name new hybrids, i was there when purchased it is a mini cascade
Andrew from Angel Plants has been sold through the big box stores for well over a decade. Mine has been in the ground for 8 or 9 years isn't much bigger than the one in the photo, but the black spots and the ruffled edges are identical. If "Andrew" is not the correct name can you tell me who named it "Lucha" and if that is a valid name for all involved?
those are cool looking. I just picked up #1 lucha in the fall.
Ricky, looking on the website for the Exotic Angel Plants, their "Andrew" doesnt even look close to the Lucha. Its entirely different patterns. Their "andrew" looks like our Eburnum
See photo of "Andrew" from the Exotic Angel Plants website.
lucha leaves go to a point where eburnum are rounded
according to ics its a newer introduction also known as ben vagara
I'll shoot a picture of mine when we get home from the hospital today. But it's three plants, planted together, all three of them said "Andrew" when I bought them at HD many years ago. Mine looks more like the original photo at the top of the thread than the plant in the picture above.
Here is a Batik...
Here's what was marked "Andrew" by Angel Plants, 5 years ago, maybe 6.
I'm almost afraid to ask but, is that a recent picture? If so, is it of the very same plant you bought 5 or 6 yrs. ago? i.e. not a cutting or an airlayer from it?
That photo was taken today. Yeah, a very slow growing variety. I think it should be in the sun, but instead, it's in the understory. Of course, it was in the sun 5 or 6 years ago.
Lucha- white,piecrust edge,green vein lines and spots.
Scott - Where does the name come from? Who named it - Angel Plants?
I have these plants growing The first Angel Plant purchase had Andrew as the name. The second Angel was purchased as Lucha. They look the same to me. The pic above I posted was from the Croton Connection. I checked out the Angel Plant website just now and they only list Andrew, last time I looked they had both plants listed. Let me add that I have seen Angel Plants sold with wrong name tags stuck in the pots. This past fall I saw Petras with Luna name tags.
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