Croton Plant

Codiaeum variegatum

Crotons were originally an outdoor decorative plant and have only become a popular indoor plant within the last 15-20 years. They have beautiful multicolored hard leathery leaves that come in red, yellow, green, orange, and black. The leaf shapes can be long and narrow, or wide and elliptical. These leaves and entire croton branches can be used in flower arrangements. Croton leaves easily root and can then be added to dish gardens. This plant is a little temperamental and not as forgiving as some others, but the lovely color it provides is well worth the effort.