Houseplants forum: Gold Dusted Croton bloom?

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krystenr1
May 17, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Is this the start of a bloom? I couldn't find any pictures online that showed what this type of Croton looks like when it blooms.





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Hamwild
May 17, 2018 12:02 PM CST
I was able to find some pictures, but they were deep within other topics on another gardening forum, so I didn't link anything. But, it looks like from what I've gathered, those are the blooms. Not quite what I'd expect.
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WillC
May 17, 2018 1:56 PM CST
Yes, those are definitely Croton flowers. Not particularly attractive, but they do serve an important reproductive function for the Croton.
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plantladylin
May 17, 2018 2:26 PM CST
Very cool! I've never seen blooms on Gold Dust Croton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Aureo Maculatum') I hope you will add a photo or two to the database since we currently don't have any bloom photos for that one!


I've never seen blooms on Gold Dust over the years but I have had other varieties produce blooms:
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plantmanager
May 17, 2018 2:27 PM CST
I used to have the Gold Dust Croton and never saw any blooms. Yours must be very happy with your care.
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krystenr1
May 17, 2018 6:07 PM CST
It kind of creeps me out! I saw it out of the corner of my eye and thought it was some sort of pest infestation. Was somewhat relieved to see it was a growth, albeit and kind of unsettling looking one lol...

It's been rotated into the prized spot on my kitchen window sill, where every plant goes to thrive. All of the kitchen plants get a turn in that window because no one is special enough to have it full time ;)
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Hamwild
May 17, 2018 6:13 PM CST
krystenr1 said:It kind of creeps me out! I saw it out of the corner of my eye and thought it was some sort of pest infestation. Was somewhat relieved to see it was a growth, albeit and kind of unsettling looking one lol...


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