Codiaeum Variegatum ‘Petra’

(Codiaeum Variegatum)

Native to southeast Asia.

This plant is also known as a Croton.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4 – 5 Ft

Spacing:
3 – 4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Veined

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By air layering
By tip layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed