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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Dypsisdean, Jun 22, 2009.

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome to Everyone Hooked on Crotons.

    It will be nice to have you guys here. I need to learn more about these plants. I have a lot space and need the color. I am a little late to the party, but I'll catch up. :)
     
  2. bepah

    bepah Active Member

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    I wish we could grow them here.....I could use the color as well.....sigh.....
     
  3. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    John...they make GREAT houseplants with bright light! Even in Holland, they survive the winters with bright light and artificial light. It is a common hotel lobby, office desk, and houseplant around the world for this very reason!

    TikiRick
     
  4. bepah

    bepah Active Member

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    Rick,

    I need something outside, however........
     
  5. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Well we all need something we don't have! Right now I need a glacier! I have lived in South Florida for about 35 years and have never seen it hit 100F. Yesterday, it did.
     
  6. bepah

    bepah Active Member

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    Congratulations! I have always said, once it gets to a 100, sell!

    I know how miserable it must be with the humidity added to it. We get over a 100 all of the time (twice this year already) but the low humidity makes it bearable......

    Stay cool,...I suggest heavy drinking.....
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice rain today will help wash those spider mites away.
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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  9. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow,

    Now there's some eye candy. Thanks for the treat. Nice garden.
     
  10. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Hey Fawnridge....is this the garden to be hosting the croton meeting later this year???
     
  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to see this croton site ! Thanks Dean. Now, I only hope I can contribute something. lol!


    Jeff
     
  12. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    Thanks, I think this will prove helpful for those of us who grow crotons. I hope I can learn and contribute info. too.
    Plant Nut
     
  13. Croton1

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    This Forum has been a long time coming. Now if we can get some of the real croton croonies to join in!

    Thanks Dean and Rick for the awesome job!!

    Lee
     
  14. RonDEZone7a

    RonDEZone7a Active Member

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    I'm glad to see a Croton Forum up and running finally!
     
  15. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm excited too. It seems I was a little late to catch the croton bug. But after seeing some recent gardens heavy with nice crotons and ti plants, how could I resist all that color. So it's nice this is getting going right at the same time I started getting interested.
     
  16. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Hey Dean! What type of plants are you NOT interested in?
    Thanks for all of your help and support getting this site up and running.....
     
  17. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    And just who might these be?:)


    Jeff
     
  18. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I would have to say the only plants I'm not that interested in are weeds and nuclear plants. (not necessarily opposed, just not interested) :)

    But I am opposed to weeds. :)
     
  19. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Attention...Jim Glock, Attention Jim Glock......I see you just became a crotonhead. Good! We need more good people like yourself, although Judy's the real expert in the family. I hope you guys get involved a little here.

    And to all of you that don't know the Glocks, they have one of the most impressive collections and beautifully grown plants you'll ever see.

    Jeff
     
  20. Borgy230

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    ok, now the party can start

    Rob
     
  21. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Glad you made it.
     
  22. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    TikiRick - Yes, we'll be hosting the October 17th meeting in our garden. If you're coming, bring an appetite as I'll be cooking pulled pork along with the famous Boca Boys Baked Beans.
     
  23. Croton1

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    Ok OK

    I did make it on..............After watching Palm Talk and not having the time to post for all these years, I guess I can't use that for an excuse?? !

    Let's have some Croton Fun!!
     
  24. Phil Stager

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    Dean-
    Thanks for hosting us. mahalo!
    Where are you on the Big Island - dry or wet side?
    Best regards from sunny St. Pete,

    Phil
     
  25. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey Phil,

    I'm on the dry side, but up the hill at 2200 ft. where it averages around 60in/year with constant high humidity. Every single night it's 100% with dew dripping from the trees.

    So concerning the topic you answered on spider mites - I really don't ever have any on other stuff. But thrips can be a problem on ti plants, so I'm guessing they may like crotons as well. We'll see.
     
  26. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Its now almost the middle of October. Out in the yard working in 90+F for three days. :mad: When are we going to get some relief? Not even an afternoon shower to take the edge off. :(

    Rick - where is the glacier you ordered? :eek:
     
  27. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It'll be 60F here this coming Saturday night Ron. It's almost here.
     
  28. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Not something I'm looking forward to. I enjoy the hot days and warm nights, just like my air conditioning. Just not the electric bill.

    But....I did just stick a few more croton cuttings in the mist house over the weekend. Mostly Red Quill.
     
  29. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The "tip" of Florida is expecting an overnight low of 72F. ;) Let the mist house continue to crank! :p
     

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