Codiaeum variegatum

Codiaeum variegatum

Codiaeum variegatum

(Croton)

FAMILY

Euphorbiaceae

Species

Codiaeum variegatum

Common name

Croton

Flower colour; life form

Green-white; shrub

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This species from Malaysia is grown for the many colour forms. It is an evergreen shrub with glossy leathery, lanceolate leaves that are variously variegated. The small flowers are greenish. Note the genus Croton is a different genus to Codiaeum, despite the common name.