Croton 'Magnificent'

Codiaeum variegatum

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Smooth

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy/Maroon

Orange/Apricot

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By air layering

By tip layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Ormond Beach, Florida

Palm Harbor, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 9, 2016, Florida9 from Palm Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This croton seems to grow faster than some others. For me it has grown a central stalk to 4' before setting out side stalks. Of course pruning it back has created 3 or 4 shoots coming of the cut, and the tips are easily grown even by just sticking in the ground. We love the pinkish shades to complement our coral house trim. We are in zone 9b and I have had these for 4 years. We have been down to 32 degrees but have not had a hard freeze in this time. I started with three small plants and now have 9 over 4'. They are growing with the best color in full sun but also do well in mostly shade although with less vibrant color. While all my neighbors grow Petras these are a nice contrast.

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