Excoecaria bicolor is subtropical evergreen open shrub that grows 3 to 5 feet tall with lanceolate leaves that are 3 to 5 inches long and are shiny olive green above and glossy blood red below.
Excoecaria bicolor is a very colourful plant. Rich subtle shades of greens, whites and reds. The combination is a symphony. A brilliant lacquered red beneath and the arching woody stems.
It is a bit brittle and sap can be irritating, especially to the eyes, so best handle carefully and not a plant to put close to a walkway but otherwise it is a very attractive and pest free plant.
||18 inch (46 cm)
||7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Chinese croton, Blindness tree, Buta Buta, Jungle Fire plant
|Maximum Reachable Height
Planting and care
Not as sun tolerant as the regular variety.Also not tolerant of too much or too little water.Grow well in bright light to shade.
||Cool Sun/Light Shade
||Medium Water Needs.
||winter hardy up to 30-32 F.
- With its dramatically colourful foliage, Eexcoecaria bicolor makes a showy accent plant in any garden
- It can be grown indoors as a house plant or greenhouse plant and outdoors to add interest and contrast