size of crotons - Knowledgebase Question

Valkaria, Fl
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

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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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