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Garden Croton

Codiaeum variegatum

Also known as

Sun-Spot Croton

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 to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Garden Croton Overview

Codiaeum variegatum is an evergreen perennial species that is frequently grown indoors as a colourful foliage houseplant. It has large leathery leaves, with brightly coloured and heavily veined leaves in shades of red, orange, yellow, gold and green. The flowers are tiny, white, star-shaped, and appear during the summer months. Growing best with some humidity, this species is well placed in a bright conservatory but should be kept out of direct sunlight - preferring bright, indirect sunlight - and plenty of warmth. An east or west-facing window is perfect. This tender species makes a fantastic houseplant, brightening up any room. Toxic if ingested.

Common problems with Garden Croton

How to propagate Garden 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.

Seed

Special features of Garden Croton

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Garden Croton

Ornamental, greenhouse, container

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