21 September 2012

fire plant

I think of my Croton, with its red-and-gold veined leaves, as the "fire plant." It's actually three plants growing in one pot, and recently I took the largest one out and put in its own SIP. It likes frequent watering, so I thought might grow well over the resevoir. I've also pinched the growing tip to see if I can make it branch out more on the lower part of the stem.
For once the plant doesn't appear to have suffered shock from a transplant. It is still sprouting new growth at a steady rate.

I took pictures of it in three different places to see how the background color affected the color of the foliage, just for fun.

1 comment:

Deb said...

I love the sturdiness of this plant, the foliage is beautiful.