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The Croton Plant: Is It Poisonous or Toxic?

The Croton Plant: Is It Poisonous or Toxic?

Codiaeum variegatum koh-dih-EE-um, var-ee-GAY-tum or Croton plants are evergreen perennials belonging to Euphorbiaceae family of plants.Other popular Euphorbia plants include:Crown of Thorns flowerAfrican Milk Tree Care (Euphorbia trigona)Firestick plant (Euphorbia tirucalli)These natives of the tropical lands of India, Malaysia, and the Pacific grow readily in USDA hardiness zones of 11 through 12.

Gold Dust Croton Care: How To Grow Codiaeum Variegatum

Gold Dust Croton Care: How To Grow Codiaeum Variegatum

Gold Dust Crotons or Codiaeum variegatum koh-dih-EE-u, koh-dih-EE-u is a subtropical, evergreen shrub, naturally occurring in Indonesia, southern Asia, and Eastern Pacific Islands.A part of the Euphorbiaceae family, Croton plants are known for its showy, shiny bright leaves.The colorful foliage of this plant has developed a dedicated following of gardening enthusiasts.

Croton Petra Care: Growing Petra Croton Plants

Croton Petra Care: Growing Petra Croton Plants

Croton petra KROH-tun, pet-RAH is a broadleaved evergreen perennial from the family Euphorbiaceae.Petra has attractive and interesting leaves. It is one of several croton plant varieties available on the market.The Croton hails from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, southern India, and southeast Asia.We’ve shared care details on other popular varieties of croton plants:Mammy CrotonGold Dust CrotonsCroton MagnificentCroton Petra CareSize & GrowthIn nature, these woody-based perennials may grow to be 6’ feet tall.

What Are The Common Croton Plant Diseases?

What Are The Common Croton Plant Diseases?

Crotons are one of the most popular plants for homes, offices, and gardens. Croton plants (codiaeum variegatum) are perennial evergreens from India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.This plant genus includes varieties with fancy names such as:Bush on FireGold Dust & Gold StarMammyMrs. IcetonPetraMagnificentAll bear the Crotons’ iconic variegated leaves in a wide range of colors.

Growing Croton Mammy: How To Care For Colorful Codiaeum Mammy

Growing Croton Mammy: How To Care For Colorful Codiaeum Mammy

Codiaeum Mammy (koh-dih-EE-um) is also known as Croton Mammy (KROH-tun).Other common names you may hear are:Mammy CrotonMamey CrotonCroton MameyCodiaeum variegatum (var-ee-GAY-tum)This broadleaf evergreen is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee).Tropical croton plants are perennials, but in most USDA hardiness zones they must be kept as annuals or kept indoors during the winter months.

Croton Magnificent Care: Growing Tips For Croton Variegatum ‘Magnificent’

Croton Magnificent Care: Growing Tips For Croton Variegatum ‘Magnificent’

Croton Magnificent is a select variety of Codiaeum Variegatum koh-dih-EE-um, var-ee-GAY-tum an evergreen shrub belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family.These tropical plants are native to Indonesia, Southeast Asia, as well as other nearby islands. They have been popular for decades in the south Florida landscape.

Croton Plant Care: Learn How To Grow The Colorful Codiaeum Plants

Croton Plant Care: Learn How To Grow The Colorful Codiaeum Plants

Good Croton plant care produces plants with intense colors. There are many croton plant varieties available with a wide array of colors and leaf shapes.Croton plants make excellent additions as planted or potted specimen plants to a patio, deck or terrace.Croton houseplants need lots of light to keep their color even on new growth.

What Are The Common Croton Pests?

What Are The Common Croton Pests?

Whether you keep the Croton as a houseplant or grow it outdoors, there’s no denying the appeal of a croton plant (codiaeum variegatum). Unfortunately, they also face croton pests.They’re a perennial evergreen hailing from the Euphorbiaceae family.Crotons come from tropical Indonesia and Malaysia. There are a growing number of croton varieties available:Croton Eleanor RooseveltCroton PetraCroton Mrs.