Hi Moose - This croton looks like Rolling Stones tongue! This plant is called Fascination. The leaves grow approximately 34 inches long with good soil and fertilizer. It is probably bigger than Monarch on occasions. This hybrid was made by Johnny Sheldon.
Yes,this is what I now understand.Apparently my source for this plant got it from the hybridizer so let us see how this develops.
It certainly is a great plant,somewhat slow initially but starts to develop big leaves over time.