What is wrong here?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Sep 24, 2011.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Leaves start out normal with new growth, but as the leaves get older and color up good they leaves flip upside down showing the red underside.
     

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    No clue. I would try to market it as rare and extremely expensive. :)
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I like that plant Scott. The pointy leaves are Baron Rothschild-esque.
     
  4. Jerry@TreeZoo

    Jerry@TreeZoo Well-Known Member

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    It is possible that an insect infestation can deform the emerging leaf causing it to curl. These insects could still be present or might be long gone, having caused a little damage that manifests itself later.

    A much more likely scenario is that it is genetic. Some curly leaf DNA is asserting itself to give the leaves a twist.
     

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