Test Your Croton Eye Part 2

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Aug 10, 2014.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    One of my favorites. There may not be too many of these around. :oops:

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here are a couple of shots of the older leaves. Not a very fast growing cultivar, but not as slow as Nancy Reagan either. :confused:


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  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ron, could it be Ellen Rutherford? Does this croton get oranges?
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The oranges are very shortly lived. From yellows blush to oranges then maturing to pinks. Good guess but Ellen does not have as wide of leaves in my opinion. ;)
     
  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Interesting! I wonder if this could be my unknown? Mine has the same color sequence and the leaf shape is very similar if not the same. Many leaves have the veining and central splash, but some are almost all diffuse color. The leaves mature to a watermelon pink on a dark background, and it has little if any true red. I am traveling again but will be back later this week and will post my unknown again. We can compare. Look at my avatar- it shows the evolution of the orange to pinks. However, my plant is a good grower. A month or two ago I took off its first air layer and three leads are coming in the area.
     

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