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What is this?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jim Glock, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    Fort Myers/Cudjoe Key
    This is a croton that Judy got years ago (10 years) in Ft. Myers. The plant in Ft. Myers died, but the plant in the Keys is doing well. We don't have a clue what this is. Folks what is this?
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Location:
    southern Louisiana USDA 9a
    Beautiful, that's what it is...
    Sorry I'm no help on names, but what a great looking croton!
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Interesting how Glock used miniture fake hands to make the leaves look like monsters. :eek:
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    I'll direct my question to Judy, due to Jim's fragile memory.:)

    Judy, maybe you can give us a little history on this plant? It's certainly nice. Is it at your Key's house or in Ft Myers?
    Jeff
     
  5. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Location:
    Miami Beach
    Searle, wake up! he clearly says the plant in Ft. Myers died, the one in the Keys is doing great.

    duh!
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hey...I'm a speed reader, just a minor miss on my part. I'm looking for history on this plant. Rob, go sell some flowers.:eek:
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    :eek:
     

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  8. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    10
    Sell, smell what's the difference!
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Jeff - if you show Jim a Coors Light it refreshes his memory, not unlike a Scooby Snack. LOL :p
     

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  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Resembles Louis Dupuy.
     
  11. Judy Glock

    Judy Glock Active Member

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    Ray, we have a Louis Dupuy in the Keys and it is much more deeply lobed than the croton in the photo. Louis Dupuy also has more pink.

    Judy
     
  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Judy,

    According to you know who, give it 20 or 30 more years to see if someone can positively put an id on it, if not, because it's not in Frank Brown's Book, then put #81 on it and call it a day. BECAUSE...it's just another un-named hybrid.:eek:
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Seriously - I know you guys have an idea what it is but are not willing to commit to an I.D. :p
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I wonder if this beauty is "wearing an airlayer" ? ;)
     

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