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Croton 'Mammy'


By Stan510

Croton 'Mammy' (Codiaeum variegatum 'mammy')

My New Years first purchase. I can't tell you this will last years and years. But,looking perfect outdoors at a Walmart,with no protection in January at the very least gives me a plant that's acclimated to sun and cool nights and that should get off to a fast start as days get longer.
I hope!

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Good luck with it Stan . You can only try .

14 Jan, 2015


What a lovely collection of colour and texture

14 Jan, 2015


Looking good Stan!

14 Jan, 2015


Thanks all. Its like cheating to post it. I bought it as perfect. The story is that it looks perfect in January.

15 Jan, 2015


Yes, it does look great for January!

25 Jan, 2015


Petra in front finally has shown the effects of late Decembers 33f for two hours. One tip of the three main branches..just bent over. Like it melted. Almost a month after the cold too. I haven't seen the other two follow hopefully it will be good for spring.
That 33f? I didnt cover the Croton. The weather people had said the previous night (35f) was the bottoming out and I could expect 39-40f. Well,they were wrong!.
Nest year,I'm going to cover on any 35f and below nights.
No freeze this year but I was pushing it...

27 Jan, 2015


Sorry to hear about your Croton 'Petra!' Most likely it'll come back in summer. It's good to hear that the Mammy croton is still doing well. My Croton 'Mammy' which I've had for 6 years is still growing just like my other crotons.

27 Jan, 2015

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