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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    When do you give up and throw in the towel and send the Croton to the compost pile. I am on a stay at home vacation this week and hope to catch up on the garden if weather allows. Yesterday a dozen or so Crotons that are common and I had planted to many went to my neighbor. But I have a few that just look ready for compost. Here is C.I. Craigin, growing in filtered sun...
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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Move that into more sun and you will get much better color. CI Craigin does not grow well in the shade.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    These unknowns are growing in half day sun.
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  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ricky, Will it take full sun?
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Gloriosa and Charles Rutherford, growing in very filtered sun...
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  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    To be honest Scott,I have start tossing underperformers.I know some will try and stick it out hoping for improvement but I have never had a greened out croton come back to looking great. I have had some improve but never come back looking fantastic.

     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I have it in three places in the garden. The best color is the one getting the most sun.
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The last photo looks like Rheedii #1 with the thick leaves. I'd give that one some brighter light as well.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - my C.I. Craigin is planted in some very heavy sun exposure. Half the plant is shaded by another croton and that half has some ok coloring. The part getting strong sun looks great. If you can keep it hydrated, I would say that C.I. Craigin will take full sun.
     
  10. ScotTi

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    Thanks! I dug them and placed in pots. I will place the pots in full sun in a week or so. If they show no improvement by next year they are trash.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - C.I. Craigin getting hit with sun.
     

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  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - Here is the "back half" of the same plant that is getting shaded by other crotons.

    I got this plant from a church as an air layer. It had alot of green just like this photo. Sun should color up your C.I. Craigin.
     

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