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Look at leaves on plants with no flower power

Plants such as croton and heart of Jesus make up for their lacklustre blossoms by putting out colourful leaves that make them a focal point in any garden

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Some plants have beautiful leaves to compensate for their lack of flowers. Codiaeum variegatum, commonly called croton, is among the first that come to mind. Known in Thai as koson, they have leaves that are multi-coloured, or blotched and speckled in many different patterns. 

BLOOMLESS BEAUTIES: Bromeliads are striking even without flowers.

I have known them by the name "San Francisco", which is what Filipinos call them, but although I have seen them since I was a child, and they have probably existed for decades even before I was born, they are still going strong.

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