Croton Curly Boy (Codiaeum variegatum)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Croton Curly Boy (Codiaeum variegatum)
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Indirect Light
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Every 1-2 weeks)
Growth Rate 6-12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to Indonesia

Croton Curly Boy (Codiaeum variegatum)

Looking for a colorful and unique plant to add to your collection? Look no further than the Croton Curly Boy (Codiaeum variegatum). With its curly and twisted leaves, this plant is sure to catch the eye of anyone who enters your home.

How to Grow

Croton Curly Boy requires bright, indirect sunlight to thrive. A well-draining potting mix is essential to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and avoid letting the soil dry out completely. Optimal temperature range is between 65-85°F.


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Care Tips

Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Prune as necessary to maintain the desired shape and size of the plant. Keep away from cold drafts and air conditioning vents, as this can cause leaf drop.


Croton Curly Boy is an excellent houseplant that can be used to add color and texture to any room. Its unique appearance makes it a great conversation starter and a bold statement piece.

Planting Tips

When repotting, choose a container that is only slightly larger than the plant's current container. Use a well-draining potting mix and ensure that the plant is planted at the same depth as it was in its previous container.


Regularly dust the leaves with a soft cloth to keep them clean and free of debris. Monitor the plant for signs of pests or disease and take action immediately if any issues arise.

Pests and Diseases

Common pests that affect Croton Curly Boy include spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. To prevent and treat these pests, regularly inspect the plant and use a horticultural oil or insecticidal soap. Diseases that may affect this plant include leaf spot and root rot, which can be prevented by maintaining proper watering habits and ensuring adequate drainage.



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