Croton
Codiaeum variegatum 'Rheedii'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 29, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant can ALMOST make in my area of Southern California... if the winter is really warm, the burnt leaves fall off and the new ones replace it. However, most of the winters have been too cold for it here. It does very well near the coast of So Cal, but not so good inland.

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On Jan 21, 2003, crotonmania from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Crotons are a very simple plant to grow, They thrive in warm climates, Will grow in all types of soil. Plant is very hardy, Air layering or stem cuttings will produce a plant rooted in about 4 weeks. There are many different varieties, colors,leaf shape everyone different. There mostly known for there breath taking colored leaves.