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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Oct 13, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Come on Folks - the forum has been lacking photos lately! All the new croton bling recently acquired by so many from this forum and no photos?

    Are you all busy getting them planted ? :confused:

    A Crotom Forum with no photos ? :mad:
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Moose, I bet you have acquired a few, and we all await the photos. Take the lead and post the new additions to Moose Land. :) "Show and Tell" time Ron.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - that may be awhile. Lets see some other photos, I've already posted 4,068 photos on Palmpedia. But - who's counting. :rolleyes:

    Some may be getting tired of seeing the same old plants over & over. :(
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I understand what you are saying Ron. I have also posted everything I have to show. :eek:
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here are a few that may not have been posted as of late...
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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    BLEAH!
     

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  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I wish I had some good ones to post. Most of mine are still small and I really can't call them 'mine' until a good growing year I think. They are also just starting to develop. In another year or two they hopefully will be in good shape to show more.:) Thanks for all that do post, and you others, please do get going!
     
  8. ScotTi

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    Anna, You can always show us photos of your catches. I have also now ran out of good ones to post. If I should get any new ones I will post sitting poolside in pots for the winter. Will a little Pam Kiefert sitting poolside here be my next photo?????????? ;)
     
  9. palmisland

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    A couple from today:cool: DSC_0031.jpg DSC_0036.jpg DSC_0038.jpg DSC_0039.jpg DSC_0045.jpg
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great photos, everyone. Here is my contribution.

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    1-King of Siam
    2-Yellow Petra
    3-Finally got a female encephalartos! She's putting out her first big mama cone. She's so pretty.
    4-FDR
    5-Stoplight
    6-Coppinger's Hybrid- putting out a lot of growth right now
    7-Doris
    8-Quirko
     

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  11. annafl

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    9-One of my tree-strapped Cattleyas has been blooming. It's at it's end now.
    10-Van Buren
    11-John Bender
    12-Victoria Gold Bells
    13-From other side- Golden Glow in too much shade, Rocio and Victoria Gold Bells
    14-William Craig
    15-Eleanor Roosevelt
    16- An unknown, but to me it is looking like Royal Flush- what do you think? I bought it as Gloriosa
     
  12. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Great fotos of your Crotons Ana...thanks for posting !:) PS: OOPS...thx also for the names!

    PS: Also thx to Scott, Moose & Palm Island for your contributions...you guys are really serious about your CROTONS. Good do see that I'm in splendid company :rolleyes:.
     
  13. Plant Nut

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    Ana, your crotons look great; grown by a pro. I can see you are a perfectionist!
     
  14. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done Ana. The photos show a lot of time & experience was put into your garden.:) :)
     
  15. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Hey thanks, Robertico, Jesse and Randy. In a year or two I should have more to show.
     
  16. annafl

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    Randy, your plants are so colorful and lovely. I'm going to attempt id's and please correct me.

    Pinocchio
    Caribbean Star
    ?
    Chief
    Irresistible

    Also, my last photo, do you think it's Royal Flush? Anyone?:confused:
     
  17. palmisland

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    Close Ana, :)these are tough ones to ID from the photos

    1-Pinocchio
    2-I dunno:confused:
    3-General Marshall
    4-Waterfall
    5-Rudy Bachman

    Your plant doesn't look like my Royal Flush. I don't think Royal Flush is as orange, but what do I know.:rolleyes:
     
  18. palmisland

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    Ana, After looking thru Dr Browns book, I'm thinking your's may be a Macarthur or in the Macarthur complex, but what do I know:)
     
  19. annafl

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    Oh poooey. My guesses were really awful. Thanks for the corrections. Now I see it. I learn something each time, though, and I don't mind being corrected. I like learning each time, so thanks, Randy.

    Hey, it was the Royal Flush you gave me, Randy, that made me think mine is a Royal Flush! Although it isn't in as much sun as my unknown, one of the leaves on your plant began turning the same color as the unknown! I don't see it as orange, I see it as a pink/red/coral combination. I'd call it the same color as the mamey fruit (if you're familiar with that). Below are my unknown plant (UL), a small air layer I took from it (UR), and lastly, your Royal Flush with the leaf that's coloring up (LL). To me, they're very similar. The only General MacArthur I have is more of a true pink. See what you think.
     

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  20. palmisland

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    Ana, Your's sure does look a lot more reddish in these photos. What's the origin of it? I wouldn't use my plant as a standard to ID yours. Mine's an air layer from a plant that got heavily shaded over when my canopy grew in. Maybe another season ? I don't think I've ever seen a mature Royal Flush, so I can't be of much help.;)
    Anyone have any ideas for Ana:confused:
     
  21. annafl

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    Thanks, Randy. I bought this plant last February as a Gloriosa. It was close to blacked out, but has responded nicely to quite a bit of sun and has colored up and grown a lot. Quite spindly, but I think another air layer will fix that. It needs 'thickening', so I'll plant that stick at the base as well to improve the look of the plant. It is a grateful plant and I really like it, so I was hoping to get opinions. Don't know why no one else will comment. Thanks for your thoughts on it.:D
     
  22. Crazy for Crotons

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    #19 is not Royal Flush. I'm unsure what it is. The leaf shape is right but the colors are not. RF has pastel colors like Claude Lorraine and grows slowly.
     
  23. annafl

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    Thanks so much for looking, Ray, and adding your comments.:D
     
  24. Moose

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    Bleah - part 2
     

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  25. annafl

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    Nice, Ron, but where's the names?
     
  26. Jeff Searle

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    Ray,

    False. RF does not have pastel colors, it actually has lots of reds in it. Picture my plant along the trail in the back yard.
     
  27. Crazy for Crotons

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    Jeff,

    It's Royal Flush not Gloriosa Flush that we're talking about here.:) Royal Flush has darker colors than Claude Lorraine (bad example on my part) but I wouldn't call it red either. Let's say rose colored (darker pink) but no way is it blood red. It's also more blotchy (not veined) so the plant above is definitely not RF.
     
  28. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Jeff and Ray,I wouldn't call the color red. It is a mix of pink/orange/red. The closest color is mamey if you know the fruit. Almost watermelon. Thanks for discussing my plant. Jeff, do you have an idea of what it might be?:rolleyes:
     
  29. Moose

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    Post #24

    1. Delicatissima
    2. Tan Wi Kiat
    3. "funky" Shady Lane
    4. Maryland
    5. Congo (sport from Mammie)
    6. A shaded Carribean Star
    7. Lt. Paget
    8. The Moth
     
  30. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Ron. Some of these may need to go in the wiki. Why 'funky' Shady Lane- it sure is pretty and colorful. And, I never heard of that Tan Wi Kiat- sounds like a car. Is that a legit name? One I should start in the wiki?
     
  31. Moose

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    Ana - I got Tan Wi Kiat as a small croton from Richard Buttons. He is the same person who introduced Delores, named after his wife. Not sure if this was one of his seedlings or one he acquired and put a name to it.

    It is named after Mr. Tan Wi Kiat, the director of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. I attended a special presentation given by Mr. Kiat at Fairchild Gardens. The man is a dynamic and very witty speaker. It is a very young garden, opened in June 2012 I believe. Its still being added to. The plant acquisition budget was an amazing US$ 750 Million. The property donated by the Singapore Government is reportedly valued at over US$ 2 Billion. The Glocks & Schillings visited the garden last year about this time. They can tell you more about it than I can.

    The croton is still smallish and has not reached its full potential IMO. I've got some stuff he wants so I am working out a trade to try and secure a couple more. This is all I know about this croton.

    The Shady Lane is just a Shady Lane. The coloring reminded me of Judy's Shady Lane in the Keys that had amazing coloring. That is why I put "funky" before the name. Aluding to the title of the thread - "Funky Shady Lane". ;)
     
  32. Jeff Searle

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    Now Ray....if you lived in a warmer climate where you could actually grow some of these plants, you would know. Lol. I know exactly what I have in my yard and where it is. It does NOT have any pastel colors. The predominant color is red in each leaf. From a very light pinkish-red to a very dark red and everything in between. I also never said the croton above is a Royal Flush. I rarely try to put an ID on a plant from a picture. And I would agree, there is no veining. Come on, you saw it a few weeks ago when you were here, offered something like $400 for the plant , but turned you down. Then you proceeded to break off the largest limb and coat me with croton juice all over my shirt. OK,ok, so I'm exaggerating. but no pastels. LOL!
     
  33. Jeff Searle

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    Sorry Ana, not really, but it sure is nice!
     
  34. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Ron, for your comments. Thanks also, Jeff and Ray:), for leaving your comments also.
     

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