Mystery Houseplant Species

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  1. newplantgal

    newplantgal New Seed

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    Hi everyone! I would just love to know what species of plant this is. I got it from the garden center and no one there knew what it is. Thanks.
     

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    I think it is a "gold dust" croton plant. I haven't been in the house plant section for a long time but I think... wait til purpleinopp comments. she usually knows.
     
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    purpleinopp In Flower Plants Contributor

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    Thanks for the kind words. Agree with Croton, I've seen this kind referred to as banana-leaf Croton too. Botanical name = Codiaeum variegatum.
     
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    Hallo there, and welcome...Very impressive avatar.
     



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    I love those croton plants. I've bought several but for whatever reason I just CANNOT keep those suckers alive! :( Which is very frustrating because I'm typically really good with houseplants.

    Hope you have better success than I! :D
     
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    @Ronni - me too. I can't keep a croton alive if my life depended on it. Not sure what I do or don't do but they just don't like me or where I live. As I've seen them growing huge in the tropics I kinda think they like lots of sun and heat. I can organize for lots of daylight but heat is up and down.

    I think they're lovely and I do love all the colours you can get in the leaves but they're on my 'No Grow List' here.
     
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