What is This Plant?

I have newly purchased this plant and it appears to be dying. I would like to identify it and find the proper care for it. It has blade like leaves about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. They grow thickly from a center stem. They are medium green and are heavily sprinkled with bright yellow. There are 3 separate stems in the pot and one stem has leaves that are bright yellow sprinkled with medium green. They are all drooping downward and "soft" as on a dying plant. Can someone help me with this please?


By Tammy B.

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November 7, 20110 found this helpful

These plants come in a bunch of different varieties but it is a type of croton plant, I got this info form" guide to house plants" for you, check out this site for more info on how to care for it, and when to repot etc.

'Golden bell' is a newer hybrid, featuring long, narrow leaves that are mostly green and yellow. Crotons are not easy to please. The keys to success are plenty of sunshine, a warm, draft-free environment, moist soil, and humid air. Dry air and soil will cause croton leaves to fall off. Ialso have this plant and I mist it daily,and keep it in the brightest room in my house,and so far it has stayed happy. Hope this helps.

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November 8, 20111 found this helpful

I think this is it....Croton Gold Dust.
Growth habit: An upright bushy plant usually not over 3 feet in height and 24" in width.


Flowers: No
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical.
Pests: Watch for spider mites.
Pictured Houseplant:
4" Croton Gold Dust
Cultural information: Here's a really pretty little Croton. Their dark green glossy leaves are splattered with bright yellow dots.
Keep your "Gold Dust" Croton in bright light... just shy of full sun to maintain it's bright colors. If your light is to low, the yellow dots will fade away on the new growth. In small containers allow the surface of the soil to dry to the touch between waterings. If your plant is potted in an 8" container or larger... let the soil dry down about two inches from the surface between waterings. Feed you plant bi-monthly with a balanced fertilizer like Peter's Plant Food. Stem cuttings are difficult to propagate. These plants are available as small starter plants thru 10" specimen pots.

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November 8, 20110 found this helpful

Tammy the most critical things i can think of it don't over water it and it requires a lot of bright light and some sun. My house won't let me go them. He doesn't like wide changes in temperature either. Good luck. If it dies try a fern.

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November 8, 20110 found this helpful

Maybe I should have done a better proof read of that post sorry folks I do know how to spell but the brain and fingers weren't in sync.

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

It looks like a croton which grows well in the Caribbean, does not need much care/water and is an outdoor plant.

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