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  Codiaeum 'Mother and Daughter'
  Family Name : Euphorbiaceae

  Common Names : Croton

  Chinese Name : 变叶木

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Woody)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Of horticultural origin
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Shrub to 2m tall 
      Foliage: Leaves 8-15cm long by 1-2cm wide, mid - dark green, purplish green or with red and yellow streaks and spots, oblong to linear. Mid rib of leaf extending beyond leaf apex, forming a second 'leaflet' at the apical 1/3 of the length of the entire leaf. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Golden Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Toxic Upon Ingestion, Irritant - Sap
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Bee))
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Purple
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Leathery
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White

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