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White tortoiseshell??

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Bullwinkle, May 30, 2011.

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  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    This is a small one but looks like it will be nice one she grows.Looks like it will have a pink outline with white and green accents.
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The white will slowly color up. You have a typical Tortoise Shell. Just be glad you dont have an all green one, there is such a thing. ;)
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Can Tortoise Shell handle the colder temps of Winter outside in Central FL ? I have my eye on one.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - perhaps Bren or Ray would know best. Can you grow Bravo ? Tortoise Shell is reportedly a sport from Bravo. If you can grow Bravo then I think you would have a good chance with Tortoise Shell in my opinion. :) Hope this helps until you get an answer. ;)
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Just got a Bravo and has not gone thru a winter with me. I have about 18 hrs to make up my mind for a T. Shell.
     
  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Scott-
    Both Bravo and Tortoise Shell (a sport of Bravo) got whacked the past two winters, Tortoise Shell being more readily defoliated than Bravo. The T Shells are slow bouncing back this year.
     
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    The mature leaves looked very different from my other tortoiseshell.I will keep an eye on this one till its gets a little older.
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of a white version but that means nothing. The one in the photo has some pink so it should be the normal version.
     
  9. keith

    keith Active Member

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    If you go to siamcroton.com - they have a plant named Harmonious, which looks
    like a yellow form of tortoiseshell.
     

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