Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Sep 11, 2011.
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It looks kind of like my Queen of Siam sport that lost its twists.
Scott -- is this a seedling, cutting, ???
I removed it off my Queen of Siam last summer as it was messing up the overall look of the plant. Marie do you have a pic of your sport?
Here's a picture of my sport. It's an oddity more than anything and is a very poor grower. The one w/ red spots is a branch of a Franklin Roosevelt nearby.
Marie, I agree it is very slow as I have had only 1 flush of growth in 1.5 years. Here is the mother plant it was removed from. I think this one is the King of Siam.
Queen in Training of Siam ???
Of the 2 Siams who has the light pink coloring? I can not tell by the book and the Wiki only has pics of the King and a few of those look like mine. I got it as the Queen of Siam.
Checked my records and she is the Queen of Siam from the Society at the USF fall 2009 sale. Purchased size here... she has grown great in 2 yrs.
Refering to page 116 in Dr. Brown's book:
King of Siam has cream to light pink spots on a green field; Wizard of Oz is another name for King of Siam that may have some more pink in it; I maintain the pink is a function of leaf age and light conditions and the natural variation in the cultivar. It is a vigorous grower.
Queen of Siam has a lot of reds in it - red and reddish orange dots on a green field; nothing subtle about this cultivar. It is also much slower and less cold resistant that King of Siam which has never defoliated for me and has adapted to anything from shade up to full sun.
..and a few pics: UL - King in a 3 gal pot; UR - King in ground about 5 ft tall;
LL - Queen in ground about 2 ft tall
LR - King in FULL sun next Encephalartos trispinosus.
Phil, Thanks ! My plant must be the King of Siam. This year it has gained 15" of new growth with a new flush on the way. Plant is now a little over 3' tall.
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