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The striking Croton plant never fails to get people talking! A natural show off, the Codiaeum variegatum is native to Asia and the Western Pacific region.
Light conditions: likes a lot of bright light and can handle a few hours of direct sunlight (avoiding scorching midday sun)
Neediness: like most tropical plants, with sufficient light, water and a warm environment you shouldn't have too much trouble
Watering: enjoys consistently moist soil (but not soggy!) and a regular misting. A tell tale sign of a thirsty Codiaeum is drooping leaves
Ideal location: bright bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and studies
Rate of growth: average, can grow up to 3 feet tall
Temperature: above 15°C, this plant does not handle the cold well
Pets/Children: this plant has sap that is toxic to pets and children, prune carefully as the sap can cause skin irritation
Sizing: W12cm x H20-30cm
Also known as: Codiaeum variegatum
(Does not include decorative pot.)
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