Croton (Codiaeum variegatum "Joesph's Coat")


NASA Certified
Air Purification Rating
Competent at removing chemical vapours with a good transpiration rate which is ideal for air circulation.
Summary
Crotons have may colour iterations of their leaves which grow from a single stem or trunk and are leathery and oak-like in texture and come in combinations of red, green, orange, yellow and purple-red.
Family
Euphorbiaceae (spurge)
Origin
Sri Lanka, Malaya and Southern India
Care and Maintenance
Keep soil evenly moist but water less in Winter. Feed frequently with diluted liquid fertilizer in spring and summer, and as long as leaves are being produced. Mist or wipe leaves with a damp cloth or sponge to provide humidity.
Light Conditions
Full sun to semi-shade
Temperature
Day: 24-27 degrees celsius
Night: 18-21 degrees celsius
Pests and Problems
Spider mites, scale insects and brown tips can occur in dry centrally heated air.