Plant ID, possible croton?

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by James_Guam, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. James_Guam

    James_Guam Member

    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    Agana Heights, GU
    I've recently acquired a plant and I'm unsure as to what it is. I'm hoping it's a croton but if not I'm curious to see what it is! Thank you in advance!

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg
     
  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    586
    Location:
    key west, fl 10b-11
    James, it is definitely a croton. I couldn't tell you what cultivar, however. Have fun with it.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,845
    James, I agree its a Croton and it looks sorta like Piecrust. Check out the photos of Piecrust in the Croton Wiki here on Palmpedia. You may also want to post the photos in the Croton Society forum (will get more exposure) also located here on Palmpedia. Scott
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,752
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    The exerts have spoken! And I agree with Scott that id does look like Piecrust, just the colors look bleached out from too much sun and or in need of fertilizer.

    Jeff
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    7,947
    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    I agree - looks like Piecrust (Mortimer) to me as well. Piecrust does tolerate a fair amount of sun exposure. Some fertilizer suitable for containers is probably needed.
     
  6. James_Guam

    James_Guam Member

    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    Agana Heights, GU
    Thank you all,

    I thought it may be based on how the leaves are attached to the stems, but it has a leaf type I've not run across before. Thank you all again for the help!

    -James
     

Share This Page