CROTON

  • Scientific name: Codiaeum variegatum
  • Place of origin: Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia
  • Description: Favourite ornamental indoor and outdoor shrub with colourful and variously shaped variegated leaves leaves. C.spirale bears twisted red and green leaves.  C. pictum or 'Red Iceton' has foliage that emerges yellow or brilliant yellow-green, gradually turning gold with a red tinge.
  • Grow best: Easy to grow; needs bright sunlight to retain colour. Water well but not too much
  • Use: Wonderful outdoors, and as hedges. Also look decorative for short spells indoors.