What could it be?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This photo was posted on Palm Talk on Jan. 23, 2011 by Andy Finlayson (sick1166). There was no ID and I do not recall seeing such a cultivar before. Trying to figure out what other crotons have such a leaf shape. Any ideas? :confused:
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly a pretty croton,huh? It looks alot like maybe a Philippine Red.
     
  3. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    it's not flamboyant...but is pretty
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Sure does look like the Philippine Red in The Book. It might need some sun and fertilizer, as it looks stressed.
     
  5. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    I came across Philippine Red in different growing conditions many times. The variety above looks completely different for me. It has more prolonged mature leaves, leaf’s apex is more rounded – “cucumber shape”, and young leaves in the background seem to tend to semi-oak shape.

    Below is the picture of Philippine Red
     

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  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I will agree with you Jeff,it is different but it is not the prettiest variety that I have seen :)

     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The one you have growing definitely looks much better Mike. Perhaps you could post a photo when your camera issue is resloved? :)
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A dead ringer for Philippine Red.
     

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