Can I get an ID and my scheff

deep___roots(ca9/sunset15)November 7, 2013

Can you tell what it is and the conditions it likes?
Got it at an estate sale. Visited some nurseries around here but didn't see a similar plant.
Is it a croton? It has waxy leaves and bright colors.

I also have this scheff that is growing on a piece of lava or whatever the reddish rock is. It was in my house. A couple of months ago it looked poorly so I took it outside and put it under a shade tree in a bucket of water. The bucket had enough water to cover the rock. Now look at it. Wow. That did the trick. Now I think I will put it back in the house and just keep some water in that saucer all the time.
Just wondering if anyone else grows their plant in a similar way. Thank you for any answers to my questions.

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First 3 pics is definitely a croton, maybe croton Petra. They like lots of sun and kept just moist. They do best in direct sun but you can get away with filtered light although the leaves won't be as spectacularly coloured. It looks like at its old home it was light deprived that's why it's so leggy.

The fourth pic I can't really help you out with. It looks like it was a bonsai at some point. If anyone is into bonsais they will be able to give you more info.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 2:23PM
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zackey(GA 8b)

It is a croton. I would cut it back halfway and make cuttings of what you cut off. Your schefflera would do alot better if you planted it in a pot with soil.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 4:58PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I'm curious about the 2nd one, maybe it's Schefflera brevipedunculata or Pachira. Doesn't look like the 'regular' 2 kinds of Scheff people usually have. The way it's in/on that rock reminds me of this plant.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 5:51PM
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