Data specific to Crotons (Edit)
Croton Leaf Shape: Broad leaf

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: Seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Croton

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  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 18, 2011 3:07 PM concerning plant:
    The Codiaeum variegatum is a common evergreen shrub in tropical landscapes and can reach heights to 10' when planted in the ground, but usually remains smaller when grown as a container plant. Codiaeum vareigatum has thick, colorful leaves, the flowers are borne on long racemes and are yellowish to white in color. The stems of Codiaeum have a milky sap that may cause contact dermatitis (skin irritation) in some people. Codiaeum prefers bright light to partial shade and a well draining potting medium.
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I have a house croton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'): by flowerlou Sep 27, 2017 2:25 PM 1

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