Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Experiments With Croton



A couple of months ago I cut this tropical plant in two.
The one on top is growing indoors, just in water, next to a window facing west.
The other is outside in the shade showing great resistance to very cold nights (minimum temperatures have dropped to 4 or 5ºC at dawn). 

14 comments:

Dina said...

An experiment, cool! Surprising results.

Cezar and Léia said...

Muito interessante sua experiencia, você intende um monte de botanica!Parabéns meu amigo.
Amei a cores, essa planta é maravilhosa e você muito talentoso!
Léia

Mersad said...

Interesting to see the difference.

Sharon said...

Is that what has caused the difference in color?

Sami said...

Interesting how they changed colours accordingly.

Al said...

It's a great example of how the environment changes the plant - I wouldn't have imagined it would have made the color change so much. Very cold is definitely relative, we haven't had high temperatures that high in several days, and were -14ºC a couple of nights ago.

Sylvia K said...

That is really interesting!! Guess we all -- plants included relate differently to sun and shade! Hope your week is going well, JM! Enjoy!

VP said...

Simply stunning!

Cath.H.C Photography said...

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RedPat said...

It will be interesting to see if it survives outdoors all winter.

bailey-road.com said...

Amazing contrast!

Bob Crowe said...

Do you attribute the difference in color to light or temperature? Quite a dramatic difference.

Randy said...

Nice colorful leaves.

Merisi said...

Interesting experiment!

I remember croton fences in Barbados, some of them a brilliant red. I faintly remember that having to do with the exposure to sunlight.