A beautiful and discovered plant

I know everyone was eagerly awaiting the update to what the mysterious plant was that I was curious about previously.

Well, within moments our family was able to figure it out. Tim’s mum and aunt very quickly pointed out that it is a croton. A collegue of mine was able to figure it out the next day by Googling “plant with green and red leaves”, but sometimes the most obvious key words don’t come to you.

Alongside some rather pale basil, which is probably a topic for another blog post.

Armed with this information, I’ve moved the plant to the window sill which gets light all day. I’ve also started only watering it when the top soil is dry, and then watering it thouroughly (allowing the excess water to drain, not sit).

I’ll also have to look into buying a spray water dispenser, as it apparently likes humidity. Maybe being sprayed with water will trick it into thinking it’s humid.

A beautiful and unknown plant…

A quick trip into a garden centre “just to look around” meant us leaving with quite a lot of things. One of the things was this plant.

Unfortunately, we’ve no idea what it is. I’ve been watering it when it looks dry – but that might be too much or not enough.

It was skinny and curly like this when we bought it, so I’m assuming this is how it’s supposed to be. It’s such an impressive plant – not quite like anything I’ve seen before.

It seems to have lost its label along the way back home.

If anyone knows, it’d be great to be able to look it up!