THE COSTA RICAN CROTON WANDERINGS OF ROBERTICO (PART TWO)

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    The first 4 pix in this 15 photo essay are, as I like to call them, SPARTAN or LOW MAINTENANCE GARDENS. I am again naming most of the CROTONS submitted for your enjoyment. If any are tagged incorrectly :confused:, please chime in and correct me…you won’t hurt my feelings.

    1. BARON JAMES DE ROTHCHILD: Need a name confirmation or is it something else entirely :confused: …help please.

    2. ANDREANUM: Rustically displayed.
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    3. NAME UNKNOWN: Need an I.D. please :confused:...leaves turn black when mature.

    4. EDWIN T. MEREDITH: Not SUNRAY or WEISMANI…red petioles evident so it must be a “MEREDITH” :confused:.
     

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  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    5. EXCELLENT: A vigorous blotched sport shown on the upper left of this plant.

    6. PETRA: One of the cultivars that turned me into a CROTON HEAD…lol.
     

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  4. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    7. DAYSPRING: One of my favorites.

    8. LYRATUM: A nice home garden featuring LYRATA as an eye-catcher.
     

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  5. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    9. BUDDY: A stand out beauty in this stone and green setting.

    10. GENERAL PAGET: Large specimen displayed in front of this country home.
     

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  6. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    11. OVALIFOLIUM: The "official greeter” as you pass through the gate of this country home.

    12. GOLD DUST: Found in a commercial Coat Rican palm nursery.
     

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  7. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    13. PUNCTATUM, MACULATUM KATONI and FRED SANDERS (bottom-center): Photo taken in the green and yellow section of ROBERTICO’S GARDEN.

    14. MULTICOLOR: ROBERTICO’S GARDEN.

    15. F.D. ROOSEVELT: ROBERTICO’S GARDEN…another of my many “favorites”.
     

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  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hi Robert,
    I seriously doubt the Lyrata, it just dosen't have the right leaf shape.
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Robert great pictures once again. Are there many Ti plants growing in Costa Rica?
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Thanks for pics.The first one is a beauty??It is a looker but I wonder if this is Excellent??Whatever it is, I want it :)

     
  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    This Buddy grouping is wonderful

     
  12. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Jeff...thanks for your constructive comment. I'm attaching a couple of enlargements...one of the cultivar I submitted as Lyratum and the Lyratum photo in the Croton Society Wiki, also enlarged. The leaves certainly look similar but I'm no expert...any suggestions ???
     

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  13. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Scott...if you are asking me about Ti Crotons, no, other than the old reliable ROCIO. I have not located any others in the local Costa Rican market....yet.
     
  14. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bullwinkle...if your refering to my photo #5, the green leaves to the bottom-right is an EXCELLENT but the blotched sport shown on the upper left is quite unique..."purtifull" !!! The lady that owns this plant is a friend of mine and offered me a cutting but I suggested an air layer and she had no problem with that. Got to go back with all my surgical tools...lol.
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Robertico - I need to complement you on your ID's. It is a difficult task to learn cultivars from photos. Plus I think the Costa Rican climate can cause the cultivars to look different than say those grown in Florida.

    I have spent countless hours looking at tons of crotons. My certainty is usually limited to those cultivars I have in the Moose Land. Going to Marie Nock's place makes my head hurt - croton overload. :eek:

    You have come along way my friend! ;) Are you ever going to bless us with a visit to the States?

    Ron :)
     
  16. Rags

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    Well taken photos of some beautiful plants....
     
  17. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    My Buddy(s) never have the great orange color that these have or the orange colored ones pictured in the Wiki. What kind of sun conditions are needed for the great orange color? I have a few planted in late afternoon sun and one in halfday sun and have no orange.
     
  18. Rags

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    A burst of early morning caribbean sun, followed by shade with a hint of filtered sunlight for the remainder of the day...... works for me.
     

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