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Q.Banana croton flowers

Zone Willowbrook, IL | Anonymous added on August 13, 2020 | Answered

I never knew Banana crotons flowered. I had to do some research to find out they do flower. I have had this plant for 2-1/2 yrs and repotted it once and then I saw this flower spike. At the base of where the spike was attached there is also something growing that is cone shaped.
The night after I took the attached pictures I watered my plant as usual. That evening the flower spike completely fell off. What happened? The cone shaped thing is still attached.
Please help.

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Answered on August 14, 2020

Perhaps the plant is not getting the humidity it requires or you may have a case of spider mites. You may want to review the plant's growing conditions listed in this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/croton/care-croton-plants.htm
Another possibility is that this is the natural behavior of the plant. I'm including a link that addresses, in general, why blooms drop from plants, and hope this helps: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/why-healthy-blooms-fall.htm

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