Excoecaria - Plant
Description for Excoecaria
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Chinese croton , Blindness tree, Buta Buta, Jungle Fire plant||-||Spring/Fall||3-5 feet||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Cool Sun/Light Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium Water Needs.||winter hardy up to 30-32Â° F.||-|
Caring for Excoecaria
- 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.
Typical uses of Excoecaria
Ornamental use: 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.