Codiaeum variegatum


With The Croton, you get amazing colours, all the time. The leaves are glossy and leathery and colours can vary from green, to yellow, to bright red, orange, cream, pink, and black, to a combination of all of these.

It is low-maintenance and ideal for beginners.

Comes in a 12cm pot.

Choose your perfectly fitted pot

St. Lucia planter (13.5cm)
Cancun planter
Stockholm planter
Rio planter
Hackney planter

How to care for your Croton

Native habitat

The Croton is native to tropical Malaya, Sri Lanka and Pacific Islands.

Light and position in the home

Croton plants prefer full sun, but can sometimes tolerate light shade. The more direct sun you can give them, the brighter the leaves will remain.

Watering and humidity

Keep the soil slightly moist and only water whenever the topsoil feels dry, this will be less frequent in the winter. Your croton will appreciate a gentle mist with lukewarm water, every few days.


Facts & Stats

Botanical Name

Codiaeum variegatum



Plant Type

Evergreen shrub

Pet Safe




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