Bruce Sorrell <bsorrell at erols.com> wrote:
>>> I've had a certain houseplant for years, but never knew what it was;
>> none of the books I've seen can identify it, and everyone I've shown
>> it to -- including people at the local nursery -- has been stumped. <snip>
>>Hi Andrew !
>>Looks like a croton (Codiaeum) to me. Click on the following unusual
>URL and it will take you to the Time Life encyclopedia entry on
>Codiaeum..complete with picture. Let me know if I missed and I'll try
Nope -- not it (but thanks!).
My leaves are definitely green (not a hint of red, really), and those
of the Codiaeum look reddish. Mind doesn't have terribly visible
veins; it's outstanding characteristic are the silver spots. (The
leaves, btw, are about 3 inches long and .5 - .75 inches wide. They're
thin, not fleshy, and the silver spots are flat as well.)
I believe it's flowered once in the past 20 years, but I'm not sure.
Certainly not in the last few.
Still hunting for an identification,