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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Borgy230, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    So I was driving around in a top secret area today, came across a load of nice crotons, many I knew the names of, many I did not. Also talked to a 90yr old lady about the collection she had and heard the story behind it!


    So what is this croton? any Ideas? should i go back and ask for cuttings or to do a airlayer!?

    Rob
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob -

    Q1: I don't know.
    Q2: Get a close up of the leaves. You photos are a little fuzzy.
    Q3: Definitely.

    :cool:
     

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  3. irene_kingsley

    irene_kingsley Active Member

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    woahh... nice plant, so propagate more! =) ya.. must take a closer shot. i also dont know what is it.. hehehe!
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob - you have your new assignment if you choose to accept... :p
     

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  5. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    soooo chime in people, i wana know what it is! i know its nice!
     
  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Get a bit more detailed photo of leaves.

    YES - get an air layer, lots, and cuttings too

    Worry about a name later
     
  7. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    OMG , that is stunning!!
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rob,

    Like others suggested, some other pics. would really help alot. Much better pics I should say! Lol!

    Anyways, we need to take a ride, it looks very,very promising though. And besides, the mist house will be up and "misting" by next week.:)


    Jeff
     
  9. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Looks like an old Colombiana, but a close-up could prove otherwise.
     
  10. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    here are close ups from a cutting I got. not sure why camera is fuzzy
     

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  11. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    really? no one knows what it is??? Ray? Lee?? Marie????
     
  12. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Ray is at the Biennial in Rio, so he's out (of the country -- and perhaps his mind.)
    Regardless, ask her. I'm certain that she'd share the wealth.
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    It's called Mooseknuckle's Menagerie :eek: LOL
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    This past saturday, I drove down to Miami and hooked up with Rob and Ron to drive over and see this croton. At first, we just parked along the street and got out to have a look. The croton was large, maybe 12' tall and was close to the street. After about 10 minutes of looking and talking, and not thinking anyone was home I finally went up and knocked on the door. To our surprise, an elderly gentleman came to the door and I explained why the three of us was there. He came out and told us he had been living there for over 45 years and didn't or couldn't remember any history on the croton. I finally asked him if it was ok to get a couple of cuttings and he said sure.

    So I got them stuck in the mist house yesterday. It's a pretty croton, but I really couldn't put a name to it.


    Jeff
     
  15. Jerry@TreeZoo

    Jerry@TreeZoo Well-Known Member

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    That is a pretty dedicated Croton Nut. Drive about 100 miles round trip for a few cuttings. Good work!
     
  16. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    dedicated? Jeff had the best time of his life!! otherwise he would have been at home spreading mulch!

    haha

    j/k Jeff
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Curious, what was the definitive ID on this one? Rob - did the cuttings take? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob - how about an update ? Have you attempted to return a secure more cuttings ? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rob,

    The next time you come by, we'll have to try and find the plants that I rooted from cuttings. I need my memory jogged a little.:eek:
     
  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Maybe today ? :p

     
  21. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Ron, I found the cuttings we rooted, plant is doing great!! seems like a moderate grower, deffinitly not fast. still have no idea what it is, but the color and pattern is amazing!
     

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  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    With all this rain since your last post Rob, I certainly hope these babies got potted up to at least a two gallon container with some time released fertilizer! :confused::p:rolleyes:

     
  23. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Their in the ground growing, you'll have to see them in November.
     
  24. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Any idea on an ID? :confused::confused::eek::p
     

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