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Codiaeum variegatum Baroness De Rothschild

This croton has a large, broad, dark red leaf, strongly marked with cream.

REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group II, Better Standard Varieties, p.3.

Type J, 3-1/2" x 14", - Ground color dark green, midrib deep red. In young leaves veins are outlined and leaf splashed yellow. In mature leaf, veins become red and yellow splashing hennas, overlaid deep rose. Underside of leaf is deep 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.9.