Codiaeum Variegatum

Sunshine Coast Plant Varieties
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Codiaeum Variegatum - Croton - Noosa Landscaping Services

Croton Description

Croton is a small shrub used as a landscape plant in tropical climates.

In its native habitat, croton is a branching, bushy shrub that grows up to 10 feet tall but those offered as houseplants are usually much smaller than the wild plant.

The large, thick, leathery leaves are 2 to 12 inches long and quite variable.

Croton Maintenance

Croton has the best color in bright, indirect light. Croton does best in fertile, well-drained, moist soil.

They need bright, indirect light when grown indoors.

Outdoors they thrive in partial shade, and in cool climates can tolerate full sun if kept moist and are acclimated first when moved from inside.

Croton Alternative Names