Crotons were originally an outdoor decorative plant and have only become a popular indoor houseplant within the last 15-20 years. They have beautiful multicolored, hard, leathery leaves in red, yellow, green, orange, and black. The leaf shapes on a Croton Plant can be long, narrow, wide, and elliptical. Individual leaves and entire Croton plant branches can be used in flower arrangements. The leaves easily root and can also be added to dish gardens. Croton Plants are a little temperamental and not as forgiving as some other houseplants, but are a bright addition to any home or office.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants