This Croton reminds us of autumnal leaves and firework displays!
The Croton Mammy is native to Australia, Malaysia and the Pacific Islands.
I am one of the boldest houseplants around with multi-colored foliage that grow in spirals in all directions being my stand-out feature. I may reward you with flowers if kept in warm, bright conditions - but who needs flowers when you've got leaves like mine?
Fact: The oil of the Croton which was once used in herbal medicine as a violent purgative, is extracted from its seeds.
Croton Mammy Care Guide
I like really bright indirect light, and preferably 4-5 hours of sunlight each day, otherwise my colours will fade.
Keep me moist but not sitting in water. You can mist me often.
I like a warm, humid environment.
Feed me with a low-nitrogen, slow-release fertilizer once in early spring and once again in summer.
You will need to clean my leaves often so that my colors can be appreciated.
When I get stressed I lose my leaves - if you've just brought me home, wait a few weeks to let me adjust. If I continue to lose my leaves, check that the air around me is not too dry and that I'm getting enough light.
Croton Mammy General Information
I am native to Australia, Malaysia and the Pacific Islands.
Croton Mammy is one of the smaller varieties of Croton and will not exceed 1m in the home.
I can make you sick if you eat me so keep out of reach from kids and pets.