Codiaeum variegatum Pop's Yard
Jeff Searle explains the origin of this beauty.
- "This plant was growing in the yard of my dad's old house in Hallandale where he grew up as a child. He then built his new house on the lot next to it where he and my mom started their new life together and raised us four children. But the original little house was built with Dade county pine in approx. 1910. Anyways, this was one of four crotons that was left growing there before he finally sold it, and I wanted to dig and preserve it before it was sold. My dad was an avid croton grower in the 50's and 60's and had an actual nursery there in the backyard. Back then metal eggcans were used because plastic pots had not come along yet."