Saturday, January 24, 2015

Found My Office Plant's Big Brother



I got a colorful narrow-leaf croton [Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'] during the adopt-a-plant event in the Campus Center at work. It's doing just fine on the windowsill in my office.

croton house plant
Croton - Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'
The entire plant is only about 7 inches tall up to the highest leaf, so it was sort of odd to see shrub sized versions of this plant in Orlando all around the hotel property.

maroon and orange leaves croton Codiaeum variegatum
Dark maroon with red tips in Orlando - Definitely a croton, not sure if it is my exact 'Mammy' cultivar, maybe the leaves get darker when they get more sunlight, or maybe my newer leaves are greener. Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'

dark croton leaves
Same shape as my Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy' but maybe a darker cultivar??
It's fun being able to recognize plants that I know - that means I'm learning! One day I'll just be able to point at things left and right like boom, boom, boom, named it!

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