THE FREAK

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Kingdavid, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    I keep hearing how seedlings take years to develope , they were corect .out of endless seeds planted there were about 5 that came out somewhat identicle exept one , i called it the FREAK ,at 2 1/2 years this one kinda took off . i moved it up to a 3 gal planter and after 5 moths of just sitting there , it got its freak on . so i had to post some pictures These were taken over the last 2 months The biggest leaves are 15 inches . Im excited to think what his brother plants will do .....
     

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  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking plant. Any idea what the parentage is?
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It has a strong resemblance to the real Craigii Supreme.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks a lot like a Green Sybil Griffin I got 2-3 years ago and redefines what slow is for a croton. Nice plant.
     
  5. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Not really sure who the parents are ? There were 7 or 8 seeds in an container and i didnt mark them , 3 didnt make it past 1 month , the other are doing good , just not like the freaky one .the others look simular but just not as big . cant wait to see what the summer does for them .. ill post again soon on progress . ill try and post a picture of all of them together , thanks
     
  6. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Would anyone have any pictures of either Green Sybil Griffin or Craigii Supreme ... that would be great to see ! Thanks
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere in a thread on Sybil Griffin there's a pic of the green version. Since it's pouring rain and dark out, you'll' have to wait until tomorrow for a new pic. Rain is very good out here in the S. Pinellas Desert!
     
  8. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Maybe the green sybil griffin is the answer , ill keep looking through the archives >>>.....Thanks
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Here's the green Sybil Griffin - slow, very slow....
     

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  10. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    They are definately close looking !!! Are these very comon ? the seedling went so slow for the first 2 years now it seems to be taking off . Could just be a growth spurt , ill keep an eye on it . Thanks so much for the pictures .Cant wait till tomorrow to look at the pictures with the plant .Thanks
     
  11. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    How old are the plants in your picture ??
     
  12. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I got this at an auction at the meeting 2+ years ago at Rick Leitners place. If it gets a leaf a year, it's moving out... Location in yard is probably not the best since it is somewhat hidden.
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dat would make it slower than Robert Halgrim. Honestly, does not really catch my eye at that small of stature. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Bullwinkle

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    Having seen this plant in person,this is certainly a new variety to me and does not resemble Sybil.This will be a must want for most collectors,It is really different with HUGE leaves and each leaf has a slightly different shape,kind of like the Jester on steroids!!
     
  15. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Here is an Updated picture fom 1-15 getting better with age . Each leave has the yellow edge , and the plant with the most light is getting yellow blotching . I believe the Freak was a good name .
     

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