General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Garden Croton
  • Fire Croton
  • Variegated Croton
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Codiaeum variegatum var. variegatum
  • Synonym: Codiaeum pictum
  • Synonym: Croton angustissimus
  • Synonym: Croton johannis
  • Synonym: Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum

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Location: Miami, FL
Date: 2014-01
sidewalk planting: mature tree
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-20
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On December 17, 2022 Plant emerged
2 seedlings (I think).
antsinmypants On December 6, 2022 Seeds sown
Pods were wet & moldy. Two seeds look like they might be viable. Hoping for at least one to germinate.
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