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Codiaeum

Codiaeum spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Codiaeum variegatum (Croton) in Hyderabad, AP W IMG 0476
Starr 070906-8940 Codiaeum variegatum
Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Codiaeum Overview

Codiaeum is a genus containing around 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.

Common problems with Codiaeum

How to propagate Codiaeum

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings should be rooted in summer.

Layering

Air layer in spring.

Special features of Codiaeum

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour