picture of yellow red and green croton

Broadleaf evergreen shrubs with variegated leaves in shades of green, orange, red and yellow. Bright veins on their leaves contrast distinctly against the glossy background colour. Crotons are sturdy, upright plants that can grow to impressive heights in the wild. In your space they can make a bold statement at about a meter high.

 how this nature nurtures you 

Their calm cheerful presence elevates our mood and reduces anxiety. They are powerful air purifiers who absorb toxins from the environment.

Used for centuries in traditional medicines, studies are ongoing to determine their benefits in a range of ailments, including neurodegenerative diseases and blood sugar disorders.

 how to nurture your nature 


Tropical forests of Southeast Asia, India, and the Pacific Islands.


Keep moist, but not soggy. Allow soil to dry 50% between watering.


A bright, sunny location. An east or south-facing window is preferred.


They thrive in a warm room. 20-30 degrees celsius.


Think tropical. They love humidity, and benefit from regular misting, or being set on a pebble tray with water. Wipe leaves with a damp cloth occasionally.


Toxic to humans and animals if consumed. Their leaves contain sap which is an irritant to skin and eyes.


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


Easily propagated from stem and leaf cuttings. Learn how.