The Crotons I Cherish

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Sep 8, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    There is a teacher at work who keeps plants on a table outside of here class room. It has an eastern exposure that gets kissed by morning sun. The plants are very common so I thought it would be a great place to add a croton as a center piece. This Mosaic was a gift from Mike (Bullwinkle). I "loaned" her the croton and said I would switching different crotons out for her to enjoy. She takes such good care of it - setting it out each time it rains that I don't have the heart to take it back.

    Is got the croton scale now so its back at the Moose Land to get a Dimethoate bath, refresh its soil, a little bit of fertilizer and imadcloprid treatment. :eek: Bringing her a Black Beauty for her table during the interim. :)
     

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  2. Moose

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    Cornbread from Mike (Bullwinkle) :cool:


    Please feel free to post photos of your cherished crotons on this thread ... :eek:
     

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  3. Moose

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    Thea from Ricky (fawnridge) ;)
     

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  4. Moose

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    Here is another unknown from Phil. A very nice green & yellow that grows rather quick. The petioles are a pinkish red. See the nice sport to the left :eek:

    This was actually won at the Auction at Mike Harris' garden tour. Seeing that sport, I was shocked it did not peak the interest of all the crotonheads in attendance. The best part was when I went to pay Phil - he refused to accept any money. He thanked me for helping to organize the garden tour and graciously said it was a gift. :cool:
     

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  5. Moose

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    Kinda slow but so beautiful, Delicantissima :)

    Bad photo - does not show all the brilliant orange color. :(


    Please feel free to add photos of "the crotons you cherish" to this thread ... :eek:
     

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  6. Moose

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    Another unknown from the Ralph Davis Collection. ;)
     

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  7. Central Floridave

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    Cherished is a pretty strong word!

    I "like" this one:


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  8. Central Floridave

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    Another one that is difficult to get a good photo of. King of Siam.

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  9. Moose

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    Blotched Wooten's Beauty from Mike (Bullwinkle) :)
     

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  10. koki

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    49 looks more like Baron Le Compte and 44 like Lillian Stoffregen, but they are crotons after all.
     
  11. Kingdavid

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  12. ScotTi

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    Looks like what I found last week as Superstar.
     
  13. Moose

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    :eek: Scott - your post made me go take some more photos of Unknown from Ray. Does your "Superstar" have pinkish petioles? Mine is grown in pretty heavy shade and is a very slow cultivar.

    Interestingly, this croton catches Chris' eye every time he visits. Chris (pocomo) can't remember what he had for breakfast or where he left his cell phone, but can remember plants that he has seen in a garden years ago. Chris has observed this croton slowly develope since I got it from Ray. He is certain that he recalls this cultivar growing in Ralph Davis' garden.

    Ray (Crazy for Crotons) - do you recall where you got this croton from? Chris is already bothering me for a cutting. Its just so slow and peitite - but is turning out to be a real jem.
     

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  14. ScotTi

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    Here you go Moose...
     

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  15. Moose

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    Hmmmm - we need Ray :confused:
     

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  16. ScotTi

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    They look to be the same to me. Keep in mind these little angel plants have young tender new growth stems at this time.
     
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    Waiting on your thoughts Ray.
     
  18. Moose

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    Spoke to Ray on Friday. He was foggy about this plant and had missed these posts ... ;)
     
  19. Moose

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    "Thai Hybrid B" from Bullwinkle (Mike) :cool:
     

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  20. ScotTi

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    Ron, When you plant out the Andreanum give it lots of sun and you will be rewarded with great color and very fast growth. Last pic is Andreanum growing in early morning sun.
     

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  21. Moose

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    Plaid Oak from Randy :)
     

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  22. Crazy for Crotons

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    Super Star all the way. Yes, it has pink petioles.
     
  23. Moose

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    Thanks Ray - I'll make a new tag.

    Here is another cherished croton I got from Mike (Bullwinkle), Daybreak :cool:
     

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  24. Moose

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    Wonder if a Toad Tongue should go to Fort Myers? :confused:
     
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    Ron, definitely bring that Toad Tongue. Do you still have Nellie Halgrim?
     
  26. Moose

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    Nellie will be getting an air layer in the spring - she is kinda slow :)
     
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    Super nice White Bravo .........
     

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    Stoplight with Bogorienses backdrop.....
     

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