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my best Croton effort so far.


By Stan510

my best Croton effort so far.

Getting these to grow- even in summer- in the SF bay area is work!. This is 'Petra' I have a photo of it in spring someplace..its really grown. Even more since this photo too!

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Very, very healthy. I know it's a challenge to grow these outside in the Bay Area. I've killed many when I lived up there. They just can't handle the coolness of winter.

20 Oct, 2014


I have to admit..never seen a single one outdoors here. The Croton society at least rates 'Petra' as hardy to 25f. But,here we know its not the low,its the average. So,we will see.

20 Oct, 2014


It's not the absolute cold that kills them in Hayward, it's the continued coolness of the daytime temps during winter. Typically, when daytime temps are averaging 60ºF or less the leaves start fall off...until no leaves are left. That's my experience in Hayward, anyway.

21 Oct, 2014

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