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Codiaeum variegatum Compte de Castelaine

This croton performs well in shade.

REF: Brown, B. Frank 1995 Crotons of the World p.15.

Type K, 1-1/2" x 8", - The midrib and a large zone of each side of it sometimes spreading over nearly the entire leaf, a rich pinkish crimson, the margins a dark bronze- green almost black, spotted with light crimson.

REF: Paper prepared by Wm. A. Geiger in collaboration with Mr. Christian of the Christian Nursery, Mr. Van der Lean and Mr. George L. Peacock. p.9.

Midrib and center rich pinkish-crimson. REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group III, fancy Sorts, p.4.