A picture of a Mammy Croton

Mammy Croton

Codiaeum 'Mammy'

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Mammy Croton
Some colourful twisting leaves of a Codiaeum 'Mammy' potted plant
A colourful twiasting leaf of a Codiaeum 'Mammy' potted plant
A close up of a Codiaeum 'Mammy' potted plant
A Codiaeum 'Mammy' potted plant on a grey carpet

Mammy Croton Overview

The cultivar Codiaeum 'Mammy' is an evergreen perennial species that is frequently grown indoors as a colourful foliage houseplant. This plant has leathery, linear-shaped foliage which twists as it ages, the leaves are brightly coloured and heavily veined leaves in shades of red, orange, yellow, gold and green. This tender species makes a fantastic houseplant, brightening up any room. It grows best with ample humidity, this species is well placed in a bright conservatory, but should be kept out of direct sunlight, instead preferring bright, indirect conditions and plenty of warmth. An east or west-facing window is perfect. Flowers are tiny, white or yellow, star-shaped and appear during the summer months.

Common problems with Mammy Croton

How to propagate Mammy Croton

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings should be taken in summer and dipped into a powdered charcoal mix to reduce the amount of bleeding.

Layering

In spring.

Special features of Mammy Croton

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant