Wednesday, July 6

Haircut Day

Haircut day always take us into a building that has atrium walkways, with skylights in the ceilings, making for a wonderful place to grow greenery, both exotic and ordinary. I love croton plants. They range from simple, green veined leaves to wild oranges, reds and yellows - sometimes all on the same plant.When I walked in this morning, the sun was shining down directly on a croton with many red leaves, making it appear to be on fire. The photo didn't quite capture what I was seeing, but perhaps you'll enjoy it anyway.

I think I have told you this before, but when we were in Mexico (Cancun), crotons were used extensively in landscape plantings and depending on where they are located, the colors vary widely.  Around here, they are used as indoor plants, but if our 90* + temperatures don't moderate soon, we could probably grow them outside!

5 comments:

Pat said...

They are vivid enough to jump off the page.

Mar said...

I now know I am a croton petra owner, thanks for the info :) I have seen them growing outdoors around here too.

Arkansas Patti said...

They are pretty and we used them a lot in Florida. I am with you, if the temps don't cool off, I may be planting citus trees.

srp said...

I like the shape and the color.. but I really don't like the growth habits. The bottom leaves fall off and I think you are supposed to really cut them back, but I haven't had the courage to do so... and now, they look like crazy gnarled trees with little batches of leaves on top. Also, they always seem to want to flower... and the flowers are a mess.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love bright colored flowers and plants!