Croton o Codiaeum variegatum.

Croton or Codiaeum variegatum stands out for the striking color of its leaves. Perfect indoor plant or to give color to a tropical garden
 Ideas for how to use your croton.
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The Croton is a perennial tropical shrub celebrated for its vibrantly colored leaves, presenting a dazzling array of red, yellow, green, and orange hues. This diverse plant is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family and thrives in various indoor settings due to its visually striking foliage.

Cultural Significance and Use: 

Predominantly used in interior spaces, Crotons add a splash of color with their attractive leaves. The plant's ability to adapt to indoor environments has made it a popular choice for both homes and offices.

Light Requirements:

While Crotons need abundant light to maintain the vividness of their leaf color, they should not be exposed to direct, strong sunlight, which can cause the colors to fade. A location with bright, indirect light is ideal.

Temperature and Humidity Needs:

Crotons require a warm and humid environment for optimal growth, with temperatures ideally above 10°C (50°F). They are sensitive to cold and should not be placed near heating vents or air conditioners, as dry air can cause leaf drop.

Watering and Soil:

Watering should be done moderately—enough to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Crotons prefer a rich, fluffy soil mix that retains moisture yet drains well. Overwatering can lead to root rot, causing the leaves to drop.


Fertilize primarily in the spring and summer months using liquid fertilizers to encourage lush growth and vibrant foliage.

Leaf Care and Maintenance:

Regular cleaning of the leaves is essential not only for aesthetic reasons but also to ensure effective photosynthesis. Dust and pests can hinder the plant's ability to process light; hence, wiping the leaves gently with a damp cloth or using a mild soap can prevent issues.

Pest Management:

Crotons can be susceptible to pests like mealybugs. Regular cleaning helps control these pests, and infestations should be treated with appropriate insecticides or insecticidal soap.

Practical Tips:

Avoid placing Crotons in locations with sudden temperature changes or drafts. Their tropical nature means they thrive in stable, warm conditions.


Data sheet

Codiaeum Variegatum. Croton.
1 m
Its leaves alternate from green to yellow, red or orange.
If you have serious in summer florecillas white, but it is rare.
Inside or outside protected from direct sun and wind.
Moderate, without flooding.
To put in group on the outside or in pot inside.
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Minimum temperature 10ºC.
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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