How to grow Codiaeum variegatum

Codiaeum variegatum growing shrub‎ of the genus Codiaeum also known as Garden croton, Codiaeum variegatum perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Codiaeum variegatum flower

Leaves color can be: red, yellow, purple or white, the color can be dots, stripes, can be pattern or splash.

Flower color yellow for female and white for male, the flowers small grow on stalk in inflorescences

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Requirements for Codiaeum variegatum growing and care:

More than 10C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
To get the same plant should

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.5-3 m, 20-120 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow female flower and white for male, the flowers small grow on stalk in inflorescences

Scientific name:

Codiaeum variegatum

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone