January 3, 2011

Tropical Foliage

The deep mottled hues and varied shapes of the tropical croton plant appeal to me. Its colorful glossy leaves brighten up any garden.


Quezon, 2010

Linking with Today's Flower, where I hope my pretty leaves are accepted as decoratives, as well as the blogging communities at Mellow Yellow Monday and Mosaic Monday.

24 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

crotons are colorful. they always add color to the garden.

Happy New Year!

Liz said...

I see a lot of those leaves around here but I never knew the name. :)

Happy MYM!

Liz @ MLC

Kay L. Davies said...

"Croton" - the planet where the interstellar guardian lives amongst plants with beautiful leaves. It is a plant planet, and he's the plant planet-carrium.
I think I'd better stop commenting on blogs tonight and go to bed before my head falls off, okay? (And no, I don't drink. I'm just very, very tired.)
Luv, K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Becca said...

Colored leaves are so cool and unique :)

imriz said...

i have few of these in my yard and never bothered to take a shot.
colors are so vibrant thru ur lens.

iamclarizze said...

visiting u from here... have a happy week ahead.

Kaori said...

All the plants are very different from the ones we see around here! Very tropical :-)

Mona said...

i think we have that plants before, nice entry . have time to visit my entry also, happy new year!

Vasi said...

Francisca,La multi ani!
Ai poze foarte frumoase.

Andrea said...

Hi Francisca, yes, crotons are always colorful and there are many varieties around. You should see those with spindly leaves, it is my favorite croton.

anjoe playhouse said...

The first is populare in Denmark, but we have them indoors ;-)

Anita Johnson said...

Crotons are really beautiful...so tropical feeling. When we visited Chicago last summer we saw that they had planted huge patches of crotons along the city streets...what a beautiful splash of color!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always marvel at plants like these growing wild -- in the Pacific Northwest we see them as pampered house plants only.

Beautiful colors.

Ingmarie We said...

Crotons were more common here in Sweden when I was a little girl. My mother had them as indoors flowers.
Lovely mosaic.

Carolyn Ford said...

ahhhh...beautiful tropical plants that can thrive outdoors year round! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Kim, USA said...

My mom has this plants. We call it "San Francisco" I didn't know it is called Croton to some. Great shot!
Mellow Yellow Monday

JM said...

I am not sure about the thin leafed plant, which actually is my favourite, but these are some gorgeous crotons!

Pat Tillett said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!
gotta love those colors.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots! I miss that plant!

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RNSANE said...

There is such a lot of variety in crotons. I like them for this reason - different leaf shapes and a whole world of colors.

VP said...

What a contrast with our dull or now gone folisge!

Marice said...

lovely! we used to have those kinds of plants in our garden!

My Body fIT Year said...

Superb Foliage Plant. Wonderful colour.

Jacob said...

I love these...we have them all over Florida, especially south Florida...in Ocala, it's a little cold but they'll still grow.