Croton Excellente

Croton Excellente has very distinctive shiny, leathery, large, thick oak-like leaves. The green leaves display a wide variety of bright colors such as yellow, pink, shades of red orange.

Available in 6″ and 8″ pots



Common names:


Botanical names:
Codiaeum variegatum Accepted
Croton variegatus Synonym


General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: To 10 feet (avg. 3 to 6 feet)
Plant Spread: 2 to 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: glossy (to 18 inches long)
Fruit: Other: Approximately 1/3 inch wide capsules containing 2 – 3 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Male flowers are white, female flowers are yellowish-cream
Bloom Size: Under 1″
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: Seeds. Contact with sap may cause skin irritations in some individuals.
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious