Identify and Care for this Plant?

Hello Judy. Found your site online when I was trying to find the name of the attached plant. Would you happen to know what it is?


Sorry to be so long in getting back to you, but I am a senior citizen and have had the flu. I am trying to answer all the questions that piled up while I was ill as quickly as possible.

Long colorful green, yellow, and red leaves on croton plant.

Croton Plant

Your plant is a type of Croton Plant, there are many different varieties but yours looks like a “Mammy.” There are complete care tips for a croton in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety but the care is the same.

Croton plants are a little temperamental and not as forgiving as some other houseplants, but are a bright addition to any home or office. Leaves quickly fall off when a croton is over-watered. Cold temperatures damage the colorful leaves.

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