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Commercial croton propagators

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by oceanpotion, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. oceanpotion

    oceanpotion LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Does anyone here propagate crotons? If so what do you find to be the most effective way to get them started?
     
  2. TRBIGCREEK

    TRBIGCREEK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    Plant them in lettuce with rach dressing
     
  3. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    I am not in the industry, but have propagated hundreds of them. Two ways I have used include air layering and cuttings. Air layering is a sure thing, but the cutting often grow just as well. Crotons are easy to grow, just treat the cuttings to prevent rot.
     
  4. oceanpotion

    oceanpotion LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    I read on croton mania to cut the bark off to the white meat (cambium)? However my propagation teacher told me that might work againt the rooting process. I have had great success with taking the bark off. Anyone have any input?
     

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