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Codiaeum variegata Croton Krokot Euphorbiaceae

Codiaeum variegate, Croton, Krokot, Kroton


Codiaeum variegate, Croton, Krokot, KrotonThis species occurs throughout the range of the genus, making a small tree with plain green leaves in the wild. Cultivated forms, though, show enormous variation of leaf color and pattern with shades of green, red, yellow, orange and purple, sometimes on the one plant.Some cultivars can grow to 8 ft (2.4 m) or more tall, with leaves up to 12 in (30 cm) long.
Cultivation: They prefer moist, humus-rich soil in sun or dappled shade.
Propagate from tip cuttings or by air-layering.