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Codiaeum variegatum Van Houtti

This croton hybrid was developed by Belgium horticulturist Linden Gand in 1875.

REF: Brown, B. Frank 1995 Crotons of the World p.108.

Type T, 3-1/2" x 11", - In new leaves the main color is green with midrib and veins more or less margined orange and yellow. In the mature leaf the ground color is deep rich blackish red and the markings become a flaming 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.15.