Identification: I love it! But I don't know what it is...

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Fire00fox, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Fire00fox

    Fire00fox Member

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    I just bought this plant - because I love it! I have never seen it before! It didn't have anything in or on it to identify what the heck it is - so I have no idea how to care for it. All I need to know is the name - I can search from there?
     

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    DGuertin Active Member 10 Years

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    Looks to be a pretty seriously neglected croton, maybe. Please water it, regardless. From the pot, I'd say it probably came from Engelmann, so you might saearch there first. I think they're under the trade name of Exotic Angels (don't blame me if you pull up porn sites. ;-)
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Oh that poor croton. Please, please, please give it a drink.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    You folks DO realize don't you that those leaves are genetically
    shaped to look wilted/curled?

    Regard
    Chris
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes, but beyond that. I grow those, and they're a bit more opened than that when they've got enough water.
     
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    The plant has been watered... thanks.
    Okay so I did some searching on croton's. I found one that it actually looks like... Croton Volutum. I found one picture (i guess it's a painting of some sort) I have yet to find any information on care... how much water? how much sun? how big will it get? etc. Anyone know anything about croton volutum? Oh and I did look up Englemann (exotic angels) no luck :(
     

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    you have a beautiful plant!!!!! I wish I could one like that where I live. I didnt even know it existed. So thanks for your post!
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Look up general croton care, since most have similar requirements (barring the trees, which that one is not.)
     
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    I found one similair under the name, Croton, Codiaeum 'Ram's Horn'
     
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    A little tiny bit more information....

    It’s not a new variety, but it is one that is not all that common. It is called Ram’s Horn or, "Volutum" like you thought, and it will normally color up with a lot more yellow, reds and orange.
     

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