Croton Variegatum Magnificent, Codiaeum Variegatum Magnificent - Plant
Common name: Croton
Height: To 3 ft.
Difficulty level: Medium.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Bright light and at least 3 hours of direct sun each day.
Soil: Peat moss based potting mix.
Water: Keep soil mix evenly moist with tepid water.
Temprature: Warm 65-85°F/18-29°C.
Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half every 2 weeks from early spring through summer .
- It requires high humidity.
- Mist daily if possible.
- Stand the plant on a tray of wet pebbles.
- Croton plants stiff, leathery leaves in bold colors of yellow, pink, red, orange and green make it a beautiful and popular house plant.
- Warm tropical colors and exotic lobed leaves make it a beautiful addition to any brightly lit room.
The bark, roots, latex and leaves are poisonous, containing the toxin called 5-deoxyingenol. Chewing the bark and roots is said to cause burning of the mouth. The latex has caused eczema in some gardeners after repeated exposure.
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