Scientific name: Codiaeum
Common name(s): croton
Origin: monsoon territory of southern India and Indonesia
Light: needs bright light
Watering: needs consistent moisture, but avoid water-logged soil.
Fertilizing: all-purpose mix about every 3 months
Crotons have often been called the world’s most colorful plants. There are more than 100 varieties with many shapes sizes and color patterns. Cut back to stimulate bushiness if plant grows too lanky. Can grow to 6 ft.