Needs bright light to full sun for intensive leaf coloring. Tolerates morning sun, evening sun and afternoon sun.
Standard compost for container plants can be used. Codiaeum variegatum also grows good in mixes for vegetables or herbs.
Let the soil moderately dry between the waterings. 2/3 to 3/4 of the pots height.
When in active growth with standard liquid fertilizer (monthly), spikes or granules (2 to 3 monthly).
New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
The Croton likes it warm the year round with a winter minimum of 15 °C (59 °F). 12 °C (53 °F) will be tolerated for a short time.
At 22 to 30 °C (72 to 86 °F) cuttings need 3 to 6 weeks to root.
Garden or Variegated Croton
Tropical Asia, Australia, Southwestern Pacific
Up to 3 meters