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Garden croton
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A species of Codiaeum, Also known as Variegated croton
Botanical name : Codiaeum variegatum Genus : Codiaeum

Garden croton, A species of Codiaeum
Also known as:
Variegated croton
Botanical name: Codiaeum variegatum
Genus: Codiaeum
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Garden croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Description

The garden croton is a showy tropical display that does well indoors or in warm climates. Known for its attractive foliage, this plant can have both to color and structural variations in its leaves. Leaf colors can include orange, yellow, scarlet, white, and green, and many times all are present on one plant.
Plant Type
Shrub
Bloom Time
Autumn
Flower Color
White
Yellow
Leaf Color
Green
Red
Yellow
Orange
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General Info

Name story

Garden croton
Codiaeum variegatum, also known as Croton variegatum, is as toxic as most Euphorbiaceae plants. It contains an oil that can cause severe diarrhea, like croton. It is often planted in gardens, so it’s also called the garden croton.

Symbolism

change, beneficial transition

Usages

Garden Use
Garden croton is an evergreen woody shrub commonly found in tropical gardens. It is prized for its colorful foliage and interesting leaf formations. Its large leaves and shape make it suitable for landscape hedges and borders. Garden croton is appropriate for tropical-style ornamental gardens. Suggested companion plants include Coleus or Lantana to make color contrasts.

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