Croton Banana - PiccoloCodiaeum variegatum
[ Pot Size: 4'' | Height: 10" - 14" ]
The Croton Banana has long, narrow leaves with heavy gold-yellow coloring throughout. As a member of the Euphorbia family, this plant loves bright sunlight and can grow over 6 feet tall in its natural habitat. Grown indoors, however, the Croton Banana will usually max out at 3 to 4 feet. Croton Banana is cheery, tropical, and will add some personality to any space. Plant delivery in NYC and Bergen County, NJ through Plantshed.com, 7 days a week.
- Geographic Origin: Southeast Asia & the West Indies
- Features: Colorful foliage
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Great For: Bright light; Tight spaces
Plant Care Guide
Requires bright, indirect sunlight to maintain bright colors. A few hours of direct light is okay—but too much will sunburn the leaves.
About once a week. Allow soil to mostly dry out. Water less often in winter.
Level of Care
Easy! Just make sure it has enough sunlight and warm temperatures.
Crotons remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed with slow-release pellets or a liquid, indoor plant fertilizer about 1-2 times a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.
Requires warm conditions above 60°F. Keep away from drafty windows and air conditioners.
Use a well-draining, All-Purpose potting soil.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune branches and leaves just above a node or leaf set, but do not remove more than a third of the stem at a time. To propagate, take a 4-inch stem cutting with at least 3 leaves, and dip stem in rooting hormone before planting in soil.
Sorry! Will cause indigestion if any part of the plant is consumed and the sap can cause skin irritation.