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PlantFiles: Croton
Codiaeum variegatum 'Picasso's Paintbrush'

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Codiaeum (koh-dih-EE-um) (Info)
Species: variegatum (var-ee-GAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Picasso's Paintbrush

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral MotherNature4 On Jan 1, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Not the easiest croton to grow, but it certainly is beautiful with very narrow leaves in a wide variety of "croton" colors.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Gibsonton, Florida
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Burleson, Texas
La Vernia, Texas
Barboursville, West Virginia



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