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Monday, February 20, 2006


Codiaeum variegatum

Tropical Plants
Evergreen Shrub
Mature Size: 4 feet by 4 feet
Full Sun or Part Sun
Variegated foliage
Tropical; plant only in protected location

Crotons are popular plants for adding bright colors to indoor gardens and patios. They make excellent specimen plants in a window that does not receive direct sunlight.

These are one of the most eye-catching plants, with leaf colors of yellow, pink, red, and orange. They will wilt if the soil completely dries out. Crisp crunchy leaf ends indicate soil is staying too moist. Crotons are available in many different leaf colors and leaf shapes.

Many varieties of different shaped leaves with colors ranging from nearly all black through red, green, orange, pink, cream and any combination. Unusually twisted and sectioned leaves are very ornamental.

Cut off the top of the stem, back to the joining leaf or axil. This keeps them bushy.


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