Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Random plant event: Codiaeum variegatum flower, continued

Back on Valentine's Day, I posted a picture of a Codiaeum variegatum with the beginnings of a flower bud, with the intention of following along as it did whatever it was going to do. Then spring happened, and I kind of lost track of the plant, and thought that maybe it sold or something. Yesterday I found it again, with flowers now open, and so here I am, to give you a shot at seeing them in all their glory.

This is the 14 Feb picture:


And this is what it's doing now:


Kind of a half-assed effort, I think we can agree, but considering how much work goes into the leaves, I'll let it pass.

I never did get a good theory going for why it was flowering now. None of the others were when it started, and none of them are flowering now, either.


4 comments:

Tracy said...

Hmmmm, Croton, I had no idea that they flowered. AND the flowers are really neat, my type of thing. I had a croton once, but spider mites got to it, and I didn't like it enough to try and save it. Seeing those flowers kind of makes me wish that I had kept it around.

Water Roots said...

Well, I have to admit that in all my years of plant growing, I've never seen a Croton flowering. But then I never really keep a Croton long enough to see if that will happen. I get tired of them (their need for just the right light and humidity), or they get mites and I get rid of them because I just don't feel like dealing with the mites. It seems as though Crotons and spider mites are a package deal when you buy these plants. They are pretty though...sigh...

Julie said...

WOW...I have a croton in my backyard...I need to watch for flowering! Very pretty!

singapore florist said...

white and pink as the result, it's pretty.