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Product title: Croton, Codiaeum variegatum

Common Names: Croton, Garden croton, Variegated Laurel

Product title: Croton, Codiaeum variegatum

Common Names: Croton, Garden croton, Variegated Laurel

About the plant: 

Crotons are plants with variegated leaves that come in different colours of green, red, orange, and yellow. The key to the burst of color is sunlight, lesser sunlight gives the leaves a more greenish colour while more the sunlight makes the leaves more colorful.

In the wild, crotons grow into large bushes reaching up to 10 feet in height while at home they adapt to the environment and are usually smaller.

These exotic plants with their bright and colorful foilage favour a tropical weather and are easy to take care of. Crotons enjoy the humidity, so place pebbles around the plant to trap mositure and boost growth.

Product Description: 

  • Croton in dimensions Pot. Great for decorating your space!
  • Crotons come in dimensions pots with our own premium soil blend.
  • Fast shipping anywhere in Coimbatore, usually within 24 hours of ordering. The space decor will ship directly from our greenhouse to your door. Our plants never sit in dark warehouses.
  • Expert packaging and guaranteed live arrival. We also include an extended guarantee for 30 days from delivery!
  • Comes with a FREE color postcard with care instructions/DIY spade.
Common Name  Croton, Garden Croton
Botanical Name  Codiaeum variegatum
Plant Type  Tropical
Maximum growth  


8-10 ft
Light  Bright indirect sunlight
Temperature  20 C – 30 C
Soil pH  Acidic (4.5 to 6.5)
Soil Type  Moist but well drained
Watering frequency  Once a day
Bloom time  Does not flower
Flower Color 
Toxicity  Toxic. Keep away from pets and children
Difficulty level  Easy to grow
Benefits  Beautiful décor for homes. Air purifier


  • Croton is a houseplant that has air purifying properties
  • This plant adds a splash of colour to homes with its wide range of colours.
  • A colorful croton boosts mental health and happiness
  • Relatively low maintenance, with proper tips, crotons can be grown easily by even novice gardeners.

Care instruction: 

  • Crotons are easy to grow indoor plants. They happily sit in your patio, living room, office and garden as a beautiful addition to your space.
  • The golden rules for growing these plants 
    • Place them in a brightly lit place but avoid direct sunlight
    • Moist but well drained soil. They are uncomfortable in wet, soggy soil
    • Water as and when necessary. Avoid water sitting in the pot for longer time
    • These plants are happy in warm and humid environments. Avoid placing them in kitchen stove top, near air conditioning vents / kitchen chimneys
    • Fertilise monthly in spring and summer using water-soluble houseplant feed.