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Dragon_Warrior

I just started several exciting adventures in zone 6a&b (kinda in the middle). Looking forward to learning, collecting ideas, and trying new things.

Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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Dragon_Warrior

So, I have such ups and downs with this plant but I love it dearly 🥰 It's light burned out and I didn't have a replacement bulb. So I moved lights around and gave it some different light. I think it liked the change. Just look at the size of that new leaf 😍 #croton #croton-petra 💕

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Dragon_Warrior

My #croton dropped it's baby leaves and I have powdery mildew on another plant 😭 I'm guessing I increased the humidity too much 🥺 #struggles 😒

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novicegardenlover

Oh no! I have no advice as these are grown as outdoor plants here, but I hope someone can help. #croton-advice

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lesliecole49

Are those 2 bright spots the mildew? Have you considered mealy bugs, are these spots on the bottom of the leaves too?

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Dragon_Warrior

What are mealy bugs? Sounds fun @lesliecole49

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Dragon_Warrior

@lesliecole49 it actually could be. I was gone all day. I will inspect it more tomorrow. But I have stopped the humidifier and added wind.

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Dragon_Warrior

@lesliecole49 ok mealy bugs aren't fun, lol. I don't think it's them as I'm living in a fairly dry climate. I was trying to help the plants by increasing the humidity and I think I over did it.

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Dragon_Warrior

@lesliecole49 I'm trying to figure out the safest way to treat it without hurting my ladybugs 🐞 I will probably try a milk water combo

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lesliecole49

Yeah, good luck you sure as hell don't want mealy bugs, you'll fight them for a good while. I brought some home with a new plant and now it and one other are in quarantine with regular neem oil treatments

12w
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Dragon_Warrior

#croton #croton-petra So pretty 😍 This plant makes me smile everyday 😁 🥰 💕

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docthrill

I like-em too buddy

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hkyfvr

Feel the same way about mine. Yours is beautiful. Love it 💕❤️💚💛

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Dragon_Warrior

@hkyfvr Thank you 😊 They are so reactive it's amazing. It's the plant that tells me that it loves a good misting. So, I don't believe people who say that misting isn't helpful. Crotons love a good misting and will reward you with brilliant colors 🥰

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hkyfvr

Very welcome. I mist my croton too. It is doing very well. Happy plant. It knows it is loved. 💕💚😻

23w
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Dragon_Warrior

My #croton has some #babyleaves in the place where the flowers were 😍 😃 💕 #croton-petra

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Dragon_Warrior

So pretty 😍 #croton #croton-flowers #croton-petra #crotonflowers #indoorflowering 💕

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docthrill

Awesome. Mine is getting ready to bloom too. Can’t wait !

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Dragon_Warrior

@docthrill It's very exciting 😀 I can't wait to see yours. This plant quickly stole my heart and became a favorite ❤

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docthrill

Just went out in the garden and my Croton Petra is blooming. Yay 😁

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Dragon_Warrior

I finally fixed the tag, lol 😆

45w
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Dragon_Warrior

My #croton is so happy it's flowering again 😃😍🤪 #happyplant #croton-petra #crotonflowers

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angeljen

Outstanding colors n glad to see its happy. Cute lil flower 💕💚

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Dragon_Warrior

@angeljen Thank you 😊 It is a really cool plant. Definitely a favorite 💕

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Dragon_Warrior

#croton 😍

51w
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Dragon_Warrior

Baby #leaf on my #croton 😍 #foliagefriday #newgrowth #croton-petra 🍃💕

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angeljen

Whooohooo. Atta baby. Awesome. 💕💕👍👍

1w
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Dragon_Warrior

I've lost a lot of plants recently to fungus gnats so I was really excited to see this new leaf on my #croton #croton-petra 😁😍💕

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Dragon_Warrior

@cyndi Thank you 🙂 I have the outbreak more under control but they're not all gone yet. I spotted the larvae and they are so gross 🤮 I have used diatomaceous earth and neem oil. It helped a little but not as well as I hoped. I'll try some different methods. I can't wait for it to warm up so I can get outside again 😏

1w
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Dragon_Warrior

#croton-propagation 💕 #croton-petra #croton

2w
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Dragon_Warrior

I had to get it 😍🧡😁💕

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Dragon_Warrior

#croton-petra #croton

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natii

It's beautiful! 😍

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