Yellow (White?) Monarch

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Don't believe there are too many of these floating about. Yellow (or is it white?) Monarch :D
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Was this a sport off of a Monarch? If not...........
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - I did not take it as a sport from Monarch. The person who gave it to me got it as a cutting from a beat up looking plant. Its in a three gallon container and is just starting to look decent after two years of me babying it. It sure is slow like Monarch.

    Look at the size of its leaves. After I get it into the ground and it gets established - who knows what its potential could be? :eek:
     

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  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I have to say, it does resemble a Monarch leaf. It matches up with the leaf shape and patterns. Did the guy state that it was a Monarch or not? If so,it's new to me. Very cool!
     
  5. Moose

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    It needs to get into the ground. Then we can revisit it after a couple of growing seasons have elasped. If it starts developing 24+ inch leaves then, well ....
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Moose

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    Jeff - he wouldn't say. There are also some very interesting looking plants in his collection, so I'm not gonna push.

    This croton's newest leaf is a monster. Its still getting bigger as it is still very soft and was flopped down. It can't even support itself although fully hydrated, no rigidity yet. Jose stopped by this morning and I asked him to hold up the leaf so a proper photo could be taken. Jose had to use both hands.:eek:

    If this is not White Monarch, what other croton has such massive leaves? Maybe it should be called "White Moose".
     

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  7. Marie Nock

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    Ron,
    We brought some plants back from Hawaii in March 2012 that I thought were Yellow Monarch. Ever since your first post, I have been looking for them so we can compare. I haven't found them yet but I know they're here somewhere.
    Marie
     
  8. Moose

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    Marie - I hope you find them. The your leaves probably won't be that large. The Monarchs seem to take awhile to get established and putting out those wonderful large leaves.

    Here is my "normal" or "colored" Monarch that I got from you. His Daddy has been kissing his butt trying to push this plant to get large.
     

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  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmm. something got potted up this afternoon. Got a little tasting of mineral supplements for the winter. In the ground come March!
     

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