Croton, Josephs coat
C. variegatum – C. variegatum is a tender evergreen perennial with large glossy ovate leaves that have red, orange, yellow and green markings.
Sap may cause skin irritation
Dark-green, Yellow, Red, Orange in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Mealybugs , Scale insects
Propagate by air layering
Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings
Codiaeum variegatum (Croton) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Place in bright filtered light in a draught-free position indoors with a constant temperature of between 16 and 29 deg C. Water weekly in summer and when compost is dry in winter. Apply a weak liquid feed monthly and mist leaves with water.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral