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May 17, 2018 11:37 AM CST
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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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May 17, 2018 12:02 PM CST
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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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May 17, 2018 1:56 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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Yes, those are definitely Croton flowers. Not particularly attractive, but they do serve an important reproductive function for the Croton.
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May 17, 2018 2:26 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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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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May 17, 2018 2:27 PM CST
Name: Karen
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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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May 17, 2018 6:07 PM CST
Los Angeles
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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May 17, 2018 6:13 PM CST
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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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