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(aka Codiaeum variegatum 'Nervia' )
I am native to India and Malaysia.
I have lush shiny and rubbery leaves that look like they have been spashed with red and yellow paint.
I have been known to grow to 10ft high, but I will probably not exceed about 3ft in your home. I can get bushy as my leaves add lots of volume.
I like really bright indirect light, and preferably 4-5 hours of sunlight each day, otherwise my colours will fade. Please bear in mind I come from a tropical environment so don't let me get cold.
If you are very lucky I might produce berry like flowers on a stalk, from which daisy shaped flowers extrude.
You will need to clean my leaves often so that my colours can be appreciated.
I will live a long time in a good spot.
I like a warm, humid environment. Especially in Spring and Summer keep me moist but not sitting in water. You can mist me often.
The oil of the Croton which was once used in herbal medicine as a violent purgative, is extracted from its seeds.
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