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The Croton Garden of Robert Heredia

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff in Costa Rica, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    I met Bob through PalmTalk and discovered that Crotons are his passion. I was in San Jose at the beginning of this week and he was kind enough to invite me to his house to see his Croton collection. Bob lives at 5,000 ft elevation and growing Crotons there can be a challenge, but they still looked amazing to me! He pointed out and told me the names of many of the cultivars, but others are a mystery to him. I know Bob would appreciate any help with identification or to confirm the names of ones that he has identified.

    First a few group photos. He calls this hillside planting his "Mixed Croton Salad Garden". He has even more Crotons growing all around his property. Also as you can see he has quite a nice container ranch.
     

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    Here's Bob in front of one of his mystery Crotons.
     

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    I only took one photo of this one.
     

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    Gotta love the bright color!
     

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    Another one
     

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    And another
     

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    Here is another
     

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    I like this one
     

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    This one looks familiar
     

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    Sorry the photo is a little dark. It was very cloudy that day.
     

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    Interesting leaf shape
     

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    Another one from his container collection
     

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    Yellow and green
     

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    Again, sorry for the dark photos
     

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    A couple more dark photos, they get better!
     

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    A nice pink spotted Croton
     

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    Crotons underplanted in his backyard garden
     

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    I think this one gets a lot of shade
     

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    Another one in deep shade
     

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    Bob pointing out a Croton to me
     

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    I like this one a lot
     

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    Bright yellow curls
     

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    Colorful Croton
     

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    Another plant in his Mixed Croton Salad bed
     

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    Another bright colorful one
     

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    Another one
     

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    And another
     

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    More......
     

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    Tiny-leaf Croton
     

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    Dark leaf with pink spots
     

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    Another nice one
     

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    Another narrow leaf green and yellow Croton
     

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    I already posted a photo of this cultivar in a pot. These are planted in the ground and really stand out.
     

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    More color
     

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    More spots
     

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    New green growth on this one
     

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    More new growth
     

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    Interesting yellow Croton
     

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    I found this plant totally amazing. Lots of different leaf colors on the same plant.
     

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    I think he said this one is Pie Crust?
     

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