The Showstopper of Your Indoor Garden

Say hello to the Codiaeum variegatum, or as it's more commonly known, the Croton. This vibrant, variegated plant is the perfect way to add a splash of color to your indoor greenery. It's not just a plant, it's a living piece of art!

Codiaeum variegatum

Full Sun

Can grow in full sun conditions.

Low Water Needs

Thrives in dry conditions. Ideal for low-maintenance gardens or forgetful waterers.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in multiple pH ranges.

Moderate Safety Concerns

Toxic if ingested, handle with caution. Can cause skin irritation and toxic if ingested.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Codiaeum variegatum

Crotons are a sight to behold with their spectacular leaves that can range from a deep olive to a vibrant mix of colors. They can grow anywhere from 1.5 to 10 feet tall and 1.5 to 6 feet wide, making them a versatile addition to any indoor space. But beware, this beauty is a bit of a diva and requires a bit of care to keep it looking its best.

Did you know that Crotons are native to the tropical forests of southeast Asia and the Pacific islands? That's why they love a warm and humid environment!

Also known as

Garden croton
Variegated Croton


While the Croton may be a feast for the eyes, it's not one for your plate. This plant is toxic if ingested, so it's best to admire it from a distance.

Our design recommendations

Crotons are often used as base planting or as shrubbery, but they truly shine as an exemplar plant. Their vibrant leaves make them a standout feature in any room. These plants are perfect for indoor greenery, but can also thrive in vessels. Just make sure they get plenty of indirect sunlight and humidity.