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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cactus and Succulents for ya!!

I went over to the college garden the other day and found cactus in bloom, some multi-colored Crown of Thorns, Stapeliad in bloom, and how about this plant that has green and yellow on the top of the leaves, and the undersides are blood red!!! It was I.D.'d for me by the one and only Mr. Subjective over at Plants Are The Strangest People, as Excoecaria cochinchinensis. One of the common names is "Chinese croton". Thankyou so much, Mr. S!! This plant is really cool for a little blood red Halloween touch too, don't you agree???







11 comments:

mr_subjunctive said...

The unknown plant is Excoecaria cochinchinensis; one of the common names is "Chinese croton."

Julie said...

Mr. Subjective!!! Thanks for coming by and giving me this information!!! I just loved finding this plant...I think I will sneak back over and get some cuttings off this Chinese Croton!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks again!
Julie

Becc said...

love that crown of thorns, must visit Mr Subjunctive's blog, who knows I might get my plants named too!

hundredsofideas said...

Awesome!

Diane AZ said...

How cool to find all those plants in bloom at the college garden. I sure do like the colors on the Chinese croton! Enjoy your weekend!

Chris said...

Succulents have the most interesting blooms! I have several on my deck, but I don't think any are blooming now.

Thanks for sharing, Julie!

Andrew Ablenas said...

I've never seen that Chinese croton before. Very nice, I love plants with red underneath. It's like a fun hidden surprise.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Sounds like a really neat place for a Fall walk. Have a great weekend.

Teri C said...

Oh be still my heart, all those fab cacti and succulents!!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow, these are great. lucky you seeing all in person.

cosmosandcleome said...

I have a Crown of Thorns as a houseplant, and I love it, because it gives me the sweetest little red flowers all winter long!