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Tropical Zone Gardening: plant ID needed

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westraad
Xai Xai
Mozambique

July 29, 2009
10:40 AM

Post #6879057

this plant is one of the most common found in Mozambique, almost every garden has one. there are different types, but in the same family. could someone please tell me what this plant is called?
thanks a bunch!
westraad

PS if you need to see it closer up, i have a close up photo.

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Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 29, 2009
10:50 AM

Post #6879065

It's a croton (Codiaeum variegatum); very common also in Florida and easily propagated from cuttings.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


July 29, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #6879083

Yes, show close-ups!
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

July 29, 2009
11:03 AM

Post #6879086

I agree, it's a croton. There a very wide range of foliage available in these - colours and shapes. They're very hardy plants and don't really need looking after. Some people are avid collectors.
westraad
Xai Xai
Mozambique

July 29, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6880150

thanks everyone! yes, there is a very large range of foliage available, i have several types myself. i know a Portuguese lady who has all they different types avaible here. i am posting the closeup.
thanks again.
westraad

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