size of crotons - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jvioli
November 13, 2010
I want to plant crotons next to my house? Do they come in dwarf sizes?


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Answer from NGA
November 13, 2010
You're in luck! Codiaeum variegatum, or dwarf croton, grows only about 18 inches tall, so it may be the right croton for you. It has wide, tongue-like leaves that grow outward similar to a yucca plant, and the leaves are variegated red and green, yellow and green, and orange and green. As a tropical plant, Codiaeum variegatum requires constant temperatures and humidity; it will die if temperatures drop below 50 degrees F. Or, you can plant a standard croton and keep it trimmed to 3-4 feet in height and width. Best wishes with your new crotons!

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