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Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 23, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Im a new Croton owner so to no surprise this is the first time I have seen a croton flower or bloom.
My question is should I remove them to allow my plant to grow better foliage as I would with a coleus?

Thanks everyone
Happy gardening! !
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Aug 23, 2017 9:37 AM CST
Snip it or leave it. It's your choice. Good on you for getting it to bloom. I never got mine to.
Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 23, 2017 10:53 AM CST
I recently moved it to full sun from partial shade. Its gotten 8 new leaves n those blooms in 3 weeksish. It is veey pretty its look like golden pearls. Very pretty
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 23, 2017 12:23 PM CST
Pamela, good job on getting your Croton to bloom! Your plant looks very happy and healthy! Thumbs up You could wait until those buds open and enjoy the pretty blooms or snip the bloom stem off ... it's up to you.

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) are grown as landscape plants here in Florida. I've never removed the bloom stems on mine because I rather like the pretty little blooms!
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Aug 23, 2017 6:15 PM CST
Pamela, I do not bother removing the flowers, as I see it as natural. Your open flowers are female flowers. The photo Lin posted are male flowers. Your plant will have both female and male flowers, but not on the same flower stem.
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Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 24, 2017 4:01 AM CST
Thanks for all the great info ! Group hug

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