What is the name of this plant?

Just want to know name of plant and how to care for it.
q what is the name of this plant , gardening, plant id
  16 answers
  • Bag1822307 Bag1822307 on May 18, 2016

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 18, 2016
    Croton. Bright light and water when dry to the touch

  • Roxanna Crowe Roxanna Crowe on May 18, 2016
    Not so sure , sometimes I write the plant description and google it.

  • Allen Kang Allen Kang on May 19, 2016
    It's look like Croton.

  • MomTita Capotita MomTita Capotita on May 19, 2016
    It is a Croton. The leaves are of a very simple croton. Crotons vary very much in shapes and colors, they are tropicaly beautiful! That white flower is identical in all crotons I´ve known. Right now there are some in my garden!

  • Cheryl Blanchette Cheryl Blanchette on May 19, 2016
    Yep, a croton although I have never seen one flower. Many people collect them that's how many different varieties there are.

  • We always called these plants "corn" plants due to their leaves resembling the leaves on stalks of corn. I've had one for nearly 30 years and it's still going strong. They like bright light but not direct sun. When they do flower, the blooms have a very strong aroma that is pleasing. The blooms leave a sticky residue that can drip on furniture or floors, so be mindful of this. Mine is well over 8 ft. tall and is kept in a room with very tall ceilings.

  • Linda Kay Walters Walker Linda Kay Walters Walker on May 19, 2016
    We always called them 'Corn Plants' as well :)

  • Denise Weeks Denise Weeks on May 19, 2016
    26 years ago we bought our first house which was 40yrs old at that time. It had been empty for about three years, and whoever was maintaining it kept the yard mowed; everything, including the plants. So as plants started popping up that I wasn't able to identify and properly care for, I would take a leaf or two to my local nursery and they would ID for me and let me know how to care for. I suppose this is probably moot with the info you can get on the internet these days, so this will be a Throwback Thursday post, LOL.

  • Nini Nini on May 19, 2016
    I agree it is a croton. My friend's mature croton (huge red and yellow) bloomed in her living room some years ago. This photo is similar to how hers looked.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on May 19, 2016
    I had one. It's called a corn plant.

  • Bag1822307 Bag1822307 on May 20, 2016
    In México , se call it tornillo croto

  • Sheila D Sheila D on May 22, 2016

  • Brenda Turnquest Brenda Turnquest on May 23, 2016
    It is a croton. If you keep it as a container plant, let the soil almost dry out before watering. They do not like it to be too moist. Will not survive very cold weather.

  • Laura Letourneau Laura Letourneau on May 24, 2016
    Is it a dracena?

  • Pol23018053 Pol23018053 on Jun 20, 2017
    Take it to your local Nursery or Home Depot that has plants. They usually know.