Stoplight July vs. Nov

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crotonologist, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    southern Louisiana USDA 9a
    1st pic July 19 2011 ..................................... 2nd pic Nov 27 2011

    Stoplight July 19 2011.jpg Stoplight Nov 27 2011.jpg
     
  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Very nice color - new growth turning into old growth. Green leaves to yellow leaves to red leaves. Hey! Just like a stoplight! Watch this one for Croton Scale, though. Two of mine, in the ground, have been hit hard by it.
     
  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    No scale here yet...
    But they're all fixing to go in the greenhouse until spring, and that's where the critters all seem to like to reproduce...
     
  4. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Last year I picked up a couple of 1-gal Stoplights on clearance for a buck each...
    Looking much better now in 3-gal pots...
     

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  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    There is a few good reasons that this croton variety is so popular:

    1. Its pretty drought tolerant after establishment.

    2. Roots fairly easily from cuttings, prolific as an air layer.

    3. Is one of the more cold hard crotons.

    4. Can take alot of sun, looks best with half a day lighting.

    5. It is probably one of the most outstanding looking crotons when well grown! :D
     

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