Croton Variegatum, Codiaeum Variegatum (Maroon) - Plant
Description for Croton Variegatum, Codiaeum Variegatum (Maroon)
The croton plant is one of the most dramatic. Warm tropical colors and exotic lobed leaves make it a beautiful addition to any brightly lit room.
It is hard not to notice this bushy, upright plant because of the vividly coloured foliage. The Croton house plant, has leaves splashed with green, orange and red with the veins often yellow, depending on the variety.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rushfoil and croton||White, yellowish||-||6 to 8 feet||Medium.|
Planting and care
Crotons (Codiaeum variegatum) are tropical plants that grow outdoors and as house plants elsewhere. Growing to a height of 6 to 8 feet and width of 3 to 6 feet, crotons are attractive as a single plant or a grouping and grow well in pots or in the ground.
Their green leaves turn into shades of yellow, red and purple, showing their brightest colours in the sunlight. You can grow cultivars of crotons
|Bright light, whether it is natural or artificial light.||Peat moss based potting mix.||Water the plants when the top of the soil is dry. On especially hot days, you may need to water the crotons twice a day.||10 to 13 degrees C||Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.|
Caring for Croton Variegatum
- It requires high humidity.Mist daily if possible.Stand the plant on a tray of wet pebbles.
Typical uses of Croton Variegatum
Ornamental use: Croton plants stiff, leathery leaves in bold colours of yellow, pink, red, orange and green make it a beautiful and popular house plant.