15 Different Types of Croton Plant

15 Different Types of Croton Plant: Varieties of Croton Plant

Introduction to Croton Plant

 

The Croton plant, also called the Codiaeum variegatum scientifically, is a tropical shrub. Crotons have colourful and vibrant foliage. 

Native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, Croton plants are a popular

choice of houseplants. The plant is found in a variety of colours ranging from green, yellow, orange, red, and even purple! Ranging in shapes, sizes and varieties, outdoor landscapes are grown in tropical and subtropical climates. The plant likes humid environments and requires bright, indirect sunlight. The plant boasts glossy and leathery leaves. Characterised by their vibrant leaf colours, and exoticity it is a popular choice for all plant enthusiasts. 

 

 

Characteristics of Croton Plant

 

The Crotons look in various ways but the Croton plant has many distinct characteristics that makes it different from other plants. Here's a list of distinctive features of the croton plant

  1. Colourful Foliage   
  2. Leathery Leaves    
  3. Pruning and Maintenance    
  4. Varied Leaf Shapes   

 

  1. Colourful Foliage: Croton plants are known for their foliage, which come in a variety of colours and patterns. Ranging from green, yellow, orange, red, pink, to purple hues.  The leaves can be Variegated too! 
  1. Leathery Leaves: The leaves of the Croton plants are thick and leathery. This inturn gives the plant an aesthetically ornate look and contributes to its resilience. 
  1. Pruning and Maintenance: Plants like the croton need regular pruning that helps maintain its shape and appearance. Pruning helps to trim down any leggy too. Maintenance of plants ensures that the glossy sheen remains intact. 
  1. Varied Leaf Shapes:  The different varieties of croton plant have different leaf shapes, ranging from narrow, elongated, ovate, or lobed, depending on the cultivar. This variety in textures makes crotons, a visual feast of texture garden landscaping.

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15 Different Types of Croton Plant

 

Here are 19 different types of Croton plants, that will help you choose the type of croton plant you can include in your space to make it more colourful and varied.

Read on the following:

  • Gold Dust Croton
  • Icetone Croton
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Croton
  • Zanzibar Croton
  • Norma Croton
  • Sloppy Painter Croton
  • Mammy Croton
  • Mary Croton
  • Banana Croton
  • Mother and Daughter Croton
  • Corkscrew Croton
  • Annacottie Croton
  • Bush on Fire Croton
  • Goldfinger Croton
  • Gypsy Fire Croton

 

1. Gold Dust Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Gold Dust Croton

 

Gold Dust Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Gold Dust' is called so because of the splashes of gold it has on the leaves. This exquisite beauty is a must have to consider if you want something exotic. 

 

 

2. Icetone Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Icetone Croton

 

The Iceton Croton or the codiaeum variegatum 'Icetone' is called so because of the cool tones the plant has. The leaves have a cool colour pallette.  

 

 

3. Eleanor Roosevelt Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Eleanor Roosevelt Croton

 

Eleanor Roosevelt Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Eleanor Roosevelt' gets its name from the vibrant foliage it has which makes it distinct and easy to spot.

 

 

4. Zanzibar Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Zanzibar Croton

 

Zanzibar Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Zanzibar' is another croton variety that has elongated leaves of various warm colours ranging from red to yellow and all the green in between. 

 

 

5. Norma Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Norma Croton

 

Norma Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Norma' is a croton variety that has beautiful red and green variegated leaves. The plant can tolerate full shade if given proper moisture!

 

 

6. Sloppy Painter Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Sloppy Painter Croton

 

Sloppy Painter Croton or the codiaeum variegatum 'Sloppy Painter' is another variety of croton that gots its name because it feels as if someone splashed yellow paint drops on its leaves. 

 

 

7. Mammy Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Mammy Croton

 

Mammy Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy' is a plant that has long leaves that are red and green, with a touch of yellow. The Mammy croton is a plant that  needs moist and well draining soil.

 

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8. Mary Croton: 

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Mary Croton

 

Mary Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Mary' is a plant that is colourful and has variegated leaves. The plant has long ovular leaves. 

 

 

9. Banana Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Banana Croton

 

Banana Croton or Codiaeum variegatum 'Banana' has an interesting banana-like leaf shape. The plant does well in well draining soil and sunlight. 

 

 

10. Mother and Daughter Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Mother and Daughter Croton

 

The Mother and Daughter Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Mother and Daughter' has a unique leaf shape, the plant has thin coloured leaves that are known to hold another small leaf right at the end and hence the name! 

 

 

11. Corkscrew Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Corkscrew Croton

 

The Corkscrew Croton or Codiaeum variegatum 'Corkscrew' plant is called so because of the leaves, the plant likes sun and is a great way to bring tropical touch indoors.  

 

 

12. Annacottie Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Annacottie Croton

 

The Annacottie Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Annacottie' is an eye-catching beauty because it has splashes of colours of orange, red and sometimes even black. 

 

 

13. Bush on Fire Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Bush on Fire Croton

 

The Bush on Fire Croton is also called the Codiaeum variegatum 'Bush on Fire', is an evergreen shrub croton variety. Keep the soil moist and enjoy the colourful artsy plant in frame. 

 

 

14. Goldfinger Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Goldfinger Croton

 

Goldfinger Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum Goldfinger, has splashes of yellow on dark green leaves making it a cheerful and fresh addition to your living space

 

 

15. Gypsy Fire Croton:

 

15 Different Types of Croton Plant - Gypsy Fire Croton

 

Gypsy Fire Croton or the Codiaeum variegatum 'Gypsy Fire' is a cultivar that has splashes of red on its beautiful green leaves making it a statement beauty. 

 

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Conclusion

 

That wraps up our list of 15 Different Types of Croton Plant. Crotons are a great way to incorporate a palette of colours and patterns ranging from a variety of textures and growth habits. To know more about Greens and plants follow us at Greenkin

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