Codiaeum variegatum

COMMON NAME

Joseph's Coat, Variegated Croton

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Euphorbiaceae

NOTES

Crotons are mostly grown for their colorful leaves, the flowers are considered to be insignificant.  The leaves come in a range of colors, ranging from almost pure white to light and deep yellow, orange, pink, red and crimson in the most charming hues.  The leaves of crotons can be broad, narrow or strap like and the shape can be oak leaf, semi oak leaf, spiral leaf, recurved or an interrupted leaf.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and the western Pacific Ocean islands

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows in open forests and scrub

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info

sydneytropical.org



Codiaeum variegatum