Graptophyllum pictum
Chocolate Croton

(Slow growing)

PLU 3212

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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The Chocolate Croton, sometimes also called the Caricature or Jamaican Croton, is a tropical plant that is native to Indonesia and Malaysia. It is a popular houseplant due to its colorful foliage and ease of care. The leaves of the Chocolate Croton are large and oval-shaped, with a glossy texture. The leaves have a chocolate brown color with shades of pink that makes them stand out from other crotons. Sometimes the centre shade can change to orange or 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


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

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