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Codiaeum variegatum

Croton

Codiaeum variegatum

Care
  1. Lighting Needs bright light to full sun for intensive leaf coloring. Tolerates morning sun, evening sun and afternoon sun.
  2. Soil Standard compost for container plants can be used. Codiaeum variegatum also grows good in mixes for vegetables or herbs.
  3. Watering Let the soil moderately dry between the waterings. 2/3 to 3/4 of the pots height.
    Croton roots
  4. Feeding 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.
  5. Temperature 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.
  6. Propagation At 22 to 30 °C (72 to 86 °F) cuttings need 3 to 6 weeks to root.
    Codiaeum variegatum
Croton yellow leaves

A cultivar with yellow marbled leaves.

Croton

Young Crotons grown from cuttings.

Croton flowers

Here in Germany flowers can appear from summer to fall.

Profile
  1. Scientific name Codiaeum variegatum
  2. Common name(s) Garden or Variegated Croton
  3. Family Euphorbiaceae
  4. Origin Tropical Asia, Australia, Southwestern Pacific
  5. Height Up to 3 meters
  6. Toxic Yes

Codiaeum variegatum

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