Identify my New Houseplant and Care Tips?

Hi, Judy! I’d like your help identifying this houseplant that I received as a gift – it has long (like, 6-10 inches long) leaves that are thin and waxy, bright green, dark green, or red in color, with reddish or orange/yellow single, very pronounced veins. It’s a lovely plant, I just have no idea how to care for it.



Hi Cate,


How to identify and care for a Croton "Mammy"
Croton Mammy

Your plant is a type of Croton (variety is Mammy). Here are some care tips for your Croton.

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.