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What it Be ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 19, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Found this at an abandoned home. The plant is tall and wispy. I could only see the underside of the leaves. Just looked big and red, so I applied an air layer four weeks ago. :) Today I stopped by to check on the air layer to find it bent over from the heavy rains. The leaves are quite large. Here are examples of three leaves. Would sure appreciate an ID. This croton was growing in some heavy shade and has not been fertilized in years.

    The moose needs your help. :eek:
     

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  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Rheedii to me.
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    I think it's Gloriosa.
     
  4. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    West Boca Raton 10b
    Ron, It looks like Gloriosa to me. I;);) bet some TLC will bring out some real nice color. Then again, what do I know:confused:
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Here it is potted up. 2nd photo has leaf 6 inches wide. 3rd photo is another leaf measuring 11 1/2 inches. The lengths do not include the petiole. Does this help with an ID ? :confused:
     

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  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    DAVIE FL
    looks like Gloriosa
     

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