Codiaeum Variegatum

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.

Care Level

Beginner/ Intermediate



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.

Pet Friendly:

No. All parts of the Croton plant are poisonous, especially the seed.