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.