Codiaeum

Codiaeum spp.

profile iconColpfl05
by darina (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
1 of 9
profile iconColpfl05
by darina (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
1 of 9
This genus contains 16 evergreen perennial shrub species, grown for their leathery, shiny, attractive foliage which ranges in colour from shades of green to yellow, orange and red. Commonly cultivated as houseplants, this genus is from south-east Asia, Papuasia and Northern Australia. Flowers differ in appearance, with male flowers coloured white, 5-petaled, with 20-30 stamens, while female flowers are yellow coloured and have no petals. Both are borne on the same inflorescences, growing 8-30cm long. This genus has been widely cultivated for its foliage and cultivars vary in leaf size, shape and appearance. The foliage may aggravate allergies for those with sensitive skin.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings should be rooted in summer.

Layering

Air layer in spring.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Special features

Origin

S.E. Asia, Papuasia and Northern Australia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Related Problems

Be the first to download the app

Help us build a place where community meets knowledge. Try it out and let us know what you think.
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play