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Codiaeum variegatum Nestor

This croton grows fast and does reliably well in shady conditions.

REF: Brown, B. Frank 1995 Crotons of the World p.51.

Type I & K, 2-1/2" x 10", - Ground color is rich deep green. The midrib is colored bright red and it and some of its veins are irregularly margined light yellow and leaf dotted yellow. Reverse of leaf flushed dark red.

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.13

Broad leaf, similar to Earlscourt, veined and spotted yellow and red.

REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group 1, Common Varieties, p.2.