Unusual looking Crotons

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff in Costa Rica, Oct 12, 2009.

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  1. Jeff in Costa Rica

    Jeff in Costa Rica Active Member

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    I flew over to San Jose on Saturday and then flew back to Quepos today. While at the Pavas Airport, I noticed these Crotons growing near the entrance to the front door. I started looking a little closer and noticed some strange shaped leaves. Not all of the leaves were shaped like this, but there were enough that I noticed there was something different about them.

    The third and forth photos are just general shots of this particular Croton.
     

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  2. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    A few more photos. Has anyone ever seen Croton leaves shaped like this?
     

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  3. junglegal

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    Did a cutting fall into your pocket?
     
  4. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    On the same bush, some of the leaves were pointed, others were more rounded, and then there were those weird shaped leaves that were mixed in. You can see the shape of the new green leaf on the first photo, and the new greenish/yellow leaf on the second photo
     

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  5. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    No, I didn't have any clippers or anything with me to take a cutting. Plus there were too many taxi drivers standing out front asking me if I needed a ride.
     
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    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The first two are "Van Buren" which has forked leaves on a fairly regular basis. The third one is unknown, hopefully to get a name on Saturday.

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  7. Moose

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    :( Bummer, definitely a unique leaf shape. Next time fain being drunk and fall into the plant taking a couple of branches with you :eek:

    Just kidding. :rolleyes: Jeff thanks for sharing, bizarre leaves. If you got that cutting and it consistantly did that leaf shape thing - you could have named the cultivar! ;)

    Ron.
     
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    Ricky - those are real interesting. I love the coloration with the pink flushes of the third picture!

    See ya Saturday!

    Ron. :)
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Anderson, I believe you have my address?!
     
  10. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    Ray, Next time I fly into the Pavas Airport I'm bringing my clippers...
     
  11. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    Ricky, thanks for the photos. It's good to see other crotons with this leaf shape, I think it's very interesting!
     
  12. Moose

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    Great news !!! You could name it "X-men" because they are mutants. :eek:


    Ron. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    LOL @ Ron!

    There are actually two of these Crotons, one on either side of the front entrance, and they both have forked leaves. I will get a cutting somehow. I just need to distract all the taxi drivers that hang out by the door...

    Nature Air has been running specials of $32 each way between Quepos and Pavas (San Jose). For that price, it's cheaper for me to fly than drive the 3 hours to San Jose.
     
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    Jeff, Did you ever get cuttings of this beauty?
     
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    Oh... i recall having seeing such mutation too! It's really strange... hahahaha...
     
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