Codiaeum variegatum Philip Geduldig
The original plant was found in a rundown neighborhood in East Boca, 50 feet from the train tracks. The mother plant resides with Ricky Ginsburg.
Type T, 3-1/2" x 9", - Ground color of mature leaves is maroon covered with spots of light pink and maroon. Sometimes the leaf has large splashes of color.
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, 16.
Semi-oak leaves, profusely spotted light red on dark maroon green.
REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group III, Fancy Sorts, p.4.