Cordiaeum variegatum is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family, native to the Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and the western Pacific Ocean Islands. It is also commonly called the Garden Croton. The plant is a tropical evergreen perennial shrub that thrives outdoors in warm temperate areas.
In recent years, it has become a very popular houseplant and is loved for its vibrant shades of green,yellow, orange,pink burgundy and purple.
Crotons are usually pest and disease free. Common pest include mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insects.
Crotons can grow to a height between 3 and 8 feet with a spread of 3 to 6 feet.
Crotons are a tropical plant and thrive best in full sun. It needs bright, indirect light.
Crotons are sensitive to moisture and require weekly or daily watering, depending on the atmosphere.
No. All parts of the Croton plant are poisonous, especially the seed.