29 August 2010


This is another shrub from the Euphorbiaceae Family. Most people would refer to this plant by its common name Garden Croton or Variegated Croton.

Seriously, I don't even know if there is a non-variegated Croton. All those Crotons I have ever come across are variegated, albeit the leaves range from broad or narrow. Most of them are generally very colourful with colours from red, brown, orange to yellow.

These are really old plants that were often planted in cemeteries and sometimes they still have this stigma associated with it.

Other than pests such as mealy bugs and scales which are notoriously nasty, these plants are generally easy to look after.