Croton King Of Siam (Codiaeum variegatum)

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

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Croton King Of Siam (Codiaeum variegatum)
Mature Height 5-6 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Looking for a plant that makes a statement? Look no further than the Croton King Of Siam (Codiaeum variegatum). With its striking, variegated leaves in shades of green, yellow, and red, this plant is sure to catch the eye of anyone who enters your home or garden.

How to Grow

The Croton King Of Siam thrives in warm, humid environments with plenty of bright, indirect light. When planting in a pot, be sure to choose a well-draining soil mix and a container with adequate drainage holes. Water regularly, but be careful not to overwater as the plant is susceptible to root rot.


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Care Tips

To keep your Croton King Of Siam looking its best, regularly mist the leaves to increase humidity and prevent dust buildup. Fertilize every two to three months with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. If the plant becomes too leggy, prune back the stems to encourage new growth.


The Croton King Of Siam is a popular choice for tropical-themed gardens and indoor spaces. Its colorful foliage adds a pop of color to any room or landscape. Additionally, the plant is often used in traditional medicine for its purported medicinal properties.

Planting Tips

When planting outdoors, choose a spot with partial to full sun exposure and well-draining soil. Be sure to protect the plant from strong winds and frost. When planting multiple Croton King Of Siam plants, space them at least 3 feet apart to allow for adequate growth.


Regularly prune back any dead or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's shape. Keep an eye out for any signs of pests or disease, such as spider mites or mealybugs, and treat promptly with a natural insecticide or horticultural oil.

Pests and Diseases

The Croton King Of Siam is susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including spider mites, mealybugs, and leaf spot. To prevent these issues, keep the plant's environment clean and well-maintained, and promptly treat any signs of infestation or disease.



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