Van Houti

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The Bullwinkle (Mike) brought me this Van Houti as a "soft wood" rooted cutting late in the summer. Roots were discovered coming out the drain holes in its one gallon container so it got stepped up to a three gallon in early December. Because of our unbelievable weather conditions, this plant really exploded. This must be a vigorous cultivar. Destined to get planted in the Spring, photo was taken early this morning. :)
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I believe that there is some disagreement over the name of this variety.Put an asterix on this one for now as I have seen pics of Van Houtii that appear to be different from this one.I believe someone posted this variety as a match for "Suzi Silverado".This plant was from Jeff.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Suzi Silverado, but it's not the same. It also looks nothing like the picture on page 108 of The Book. Nonetheless, it's a very nice Croton.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere in the bowels of the archives is a set of pics on what to do when your van Houttii get s crunched and you have soem branches that suddenly need rooting.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    That Van Houti is not looking very happy this morning. :(
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice plant Ron but Van Houti is different.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Same plant, updated photos taken yesterday evening. Is it starting to look like a Van Houti yet? :confused:
     

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  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    That's a gorgeous plant Ron but not Van Houti. The one in your picture is more attractive than Van Houti.
     
  9. koki

    koki Active Member

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    This is what I have as Van Houti, it looks like the picture in the book.
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    This looks like the one in the book,Moose we will need to get a correct name on the one in your photo.

     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Toby - I can see the difference. I've only seen Mike Harris' and that was about a year ago. Suzi Silverado I'll change the tag for now. :confused:
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'd call it "En Fuego".
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Well - Its still not planted. Colors keep morphing. Could this be Ann Rutherford ? This plant was entered into the display at the Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society Show and was awarded a Blue Ribbon. :eek:

    Any help with an a potential name? :confused:
     

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