Codiaeum Variegatum “Zanzibar”

Croton Zanzibar

(Slow growing)

PLU 3210

Picture(s) shown is only a representation of a mature plant and not the actual plant. Small juvenile plants often look different from a grown specimen.

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Description

The leaves of the Zanzibar Croton (so called as it originates form the Island of Zanzibar) are long and narrow-shaped, with a glossy texture. They are typically green with yellow or red veins but can also expect a mix of colours in shades of bright yellows, red, orange, and occasionally pink to purple. 

The Crotons are small, beautiful and unique shrubs that typically stay small to medium-sized, with an average height of 900cm. It has a slow growth rate that can take several years to reach its full size. Crotons are native to the tropical regions of Africa and Asia, so it prefers warm, humid climates. Croton plants require a minimum of four hours of sun exposure per day. Light exposure should be bright but indirect. Not enough sun will cause the leaves to lack variegation.

Growth Spread 600cm 
Growth Height 900 cm
See the source imageWater Requirements Keep their soil moist but not soggy.
Frost Sensitive yes
Flowering Period Summer - but not grown for flowers. 
Light Requirements Bright indirect light to light shade 
 Soil Requirements Well-drained compost rich soil.

Additional information

Size

Small (9cm), Medium (15/17cm), Large (19/23cm)

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