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Old 03-22-2010, 07:49 PM
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Yep, bloomin' Croton


Just when I think I have seen it all, this happens.

I was so surprised to see this the other day. This particular plant I moved in and out of my house thru the harsh cold nights. She's rewarding me with her bloom! So sweet! The plant is about two years old.

First time I've seen a croton bloom. Did a little research and speculation end of life cycle. It was also suggested to 'pinch' off the blooms. Just didn't want to do that. Have others experienced croton blooms?

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Old 03-22-2010, 07:55 PM
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Your plant looks like a croton petra to me.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:55 PM
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Don't think that's a form of coleus, I have about six in the greenhouse but I'm having a senior moment right now regarding the name. But none of mine are blooming and that is very interesting.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:56 PM
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Yep, that's right, thank you dear.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:01 PM
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It's a beautiful plant, isn't it? I can't ever remember seeing mine bloom. I appreciate your artistic and detailed eye, Stephanie!
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:31 PM
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Very nice plant..I wondered about it being coleus also but waited to see what others thought.

Very pretty, love the colors.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:43 PM
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Boy, talk about a senior moment, wow. Sorry yall, I meant to say croton. Now I'm starting to worry about me. I did have a very trying day with my mother today. and was 'chillin' here, it usuallly helps me. Thanks mp, bc, & RR. Thnks mp for your nice compliments 'artistic and detailed eye'. Yea, I had never, never seen this happen in the past with any of the crotons I'd grown and thought it very interesting as well. I'm always watching what my plants are doing at any given time of day, and even nights. .
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:21 PM
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That's Croton "Petra" probably the most common one in the world. The flower is identical to all Croton flowers since they are all the same plant - Codiaeum variegatum. They will bloom at different times of the year, all year long. Not the most exciting flower, but it definitely does NOT signal end-of-life cycle.

There will be seeds, formed in small pods - 3/8" in diameter and almost round. If you wrap an old nylon stocking around the seed pod, you'll capture the seeds when it bursts.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:12 AM
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Thanks FR for the good info you provided as well as the great tip on catching the seeds. I'm glad I'll see more blooms on it during the year, even tho they are mundane. Makes for a good pic tho!
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:24 AM
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Yes, thanks FR, I'll watch out for the blooms and do as you suggested!
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:34 AM
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Don't waste your time with the seeds. Most Crotons grown from seed are solid green. You'll have better luck with cuttings.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:14 PM
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LOL! I am ping ponging! Alright then.
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:08 AM
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My INDOOR CROTON BLOOMED!


I have had a this croton for two years and recently I noticed this strange looking vine sprouting from my plant. I heard that they hardly bloom indoors. I DO give my plant SPECIAL CARE AND ATTENTION. I EVEN GIVE IT A GOOD MISTING IN MY BATHROOM SHOWER! I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS PLANT...IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

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Old 03-15-2014, 05:17 AM
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Thanks for the picture. I've never seen one of these bloom either. Always learning, aren't we??
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i have a mammy fire croton i picked up at a local garden center about a year ago,
after i first got them planted them in theys glass jars for my desk


the one on the left took off and week after week seemed to love where it was and became something wounder full to enjoy


i live in a part of the world where we have drastic change for all 4 season being in Canada since its sheltered from most temperature change it only deals with the change in amount of sun and the start of the spring here it has started to flower for me in multiple locations the most evident is this one



other smaller "blooms"
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