I'm Codiaeum Var. Excellent but go by the name of Croton. I can be quite tricky to look after but the rewards are worth it. My stunning, richly coloured heavily veined leaves, will dazzle you with patterns of red, gold, orange, yellow and green. I'm also know for my air-purifying qualities.
I'm in a 19cm pot and I'm 75cm in height from the base of my pot.
I like moist air so mist my leaves regularly or stand me on a tray of damp pebbles so the moisture can evaporate into the atmosphere.
Temperatures less than 16°C.
LOOKING AFTER ME
I'm perfect for a warm humid bathroom or kitchen. Place me on a warm east or west facing windowsill with a constant temperature of no less than 16°C, but not in direct sun. Water me freely from spring to autumn with tepid water keeping my compost moist, reducing through the winter months. Feed me through the growing season with a liquid fertiliser.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
I'm slightly toxic. Sorry guys.