Plant ID forum: Does anyone know what type of plant this is?

Views: 94, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
North Potomac, MD
lxXNekoXxl
Mar 28, 2018 10:47 AM CST
We've had this for 30 years not knowing what type it is and now it's leaves are starting to die. Please if anyone knows what kind it is tell us!
Thumb of 2018-03-28/lxXNekoXxl/524155

Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Amaryllis Houseplants Annuals Garden Photography
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Foliage Fan Bulbs Bee Lover Frogs and Toads Container Gardener
Image
kniphofia
Mar 28, 2018 11:01 AM CST
Croton.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Mar 28, 2018 12:17 PM CST
Agreed. Botanical name = Codiaeum variegatum. Comes in a lot of different styles of leaf:
https://garden.org/plants/sear...
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Mar 28, 2018 12:25 PM CST
I agree, Codiaeum (commonly called Croton) and it reminds me of Banana Croton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Banana')

From what I can see, the soil looks extremely dry and the leaves look as though they are covered with thick dust and/or dirt. I'd take wet paper towels and wash off the leaves, water the plant thoroughly, until water drains out the bottom of the pot (discard any water remaining in the saucer or outer pot) and give it as much bright light as possible. Once your weather warms up, you might try to find a spot outside where it can receive fresh air and bright light.
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Will Creed
NYC
Professional indoor plant consultan
Image
WillC
Mar 28, 2018 5:31 PM CST
Your Croton has a scale insect infestation. That's the reason for the stickiness on the leaves. You can treat them with a thorough spraying with a mix of 5 parts water, 1 part alcohol and a squirt of liquid dish soap. Be sure to thoroughly drench all leaf and stem surfaces and then wipe them down.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "From Bud to Bloom"