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Mammy Croton - Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'
Mammy Croton - Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'

Euphorbiaceae Codiaeum Variegatum Mammy

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Grows InZone 9A · 20° to 25° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat, Salt Tolerant
BloomsFall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorYellow, Red, Orange, Medium Green
Average Height2' to 3'
Average Width2' to 3'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Mammy Croton - Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'

NOTICE:  We do not ship our tropical plants to a location unless and until low temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit 

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Noteworthy Characteristics

An evergreen shrub native to Malaysia and islands of the western Pacific, Mammy Croton is a brilliantly colored, smaller growing variety. The star-shaped flowers are produced on long stalks but are insignificant. It's the brightly-hued foliage that steals the show. Mammy’s leaves are linear with blunt, rounded tips, arranged spirally around the stems with a slight corkscrew twist around the midrib. The new leaves emerge light green with streaks and splotches of yellow and then mature to green, red, orange and yellow overlaid with bright red. 


Where hardy outdoors, Mammy Croton is useful as a colorful accent or specimen shrub or filler in beds or borders, as a hedge, or in containers. Where not winter hardy, it can be used outdoors as an annual in beds or as a container plant that can be overwintered indoors or in a greenhouse when low temperatures drop below 55 degrees. It also makes a great year round house plant. 


USDA Zones : 9a-11

Plant Type:  Tropical Shrub
Height:  2-3'
Width:  2-4'
Sun / Light Needs:   Full Sun to Part Shade. In hot and sunny climates it's best to provide some afternoon shade.
Soil Type:  Well-drained, wide pH range
Water Needs:  Average
Fertilizer Needs: 3
Maintenance: Low
Flower Color:  Inconspicuous
Foliage Colors:  Yellow, Red, Green, Orange, Dark Red  
Fragrance:  None
Resistances:  Deer, Heat, Humidity, Drought
Salt Tolerance:  Will tolerate salt air past the first dune.
Houseplant Usage: Yes

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