The Croton Mammy boasts a significant amount of color! It reminds us of an autumn day! The leaves form a unique shape that is sure to wow your guests. It almost looks as though the plant was a piece of urban art.
Grow Pot Size: 3",4” and 6" Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 6-20" depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
Thankfully, the Croton Mammy is low maintenance and requires very little to thrive. It loves bright, indirect to medium light to keep its colors vibrant. Keep in mind that the plant is native to the Western Pacific Islands and Australia.
Croton 'Mammy' Care Tips
Other Common Names: Mammy Croton
Binomial Name:Codiaeum variegatum
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright indirect
Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Croton 'Mammy' Story
Where is it from? The Croton 'Mammy' can be found growing throughout the Oceanic region.
Who is the Croton 'Mammy'? The Croton ‘Mammy’ is truly a piece of urban art! Unlike other members of the Codiaeum genus. The Mamy has narrow wavy leaves that come in a wide range of colors. Sometimes each leaf will be a different color.
Good For You! Privacy! In the Southern hemisphere where temperatures do not drop below 50F, The croton plant is commonly used as hedges and patio plants. Providing some privacy between neighbors.
Breath Deep! The Croton is a natural air purifier! Naturally filtering out common household toxins and pollutants.
Is Croton 'Mammy' the right plant for me?
This plant is easy to care for but does require regular maintenance to keep it looking its best! The Croton 'Mammy' will require lots of attention as well! It needs lots of bright light, water, and fertilizer to keep it looking its best!
Pet Friendly: No, keep away from pets!
Location Suggestions: Make the Croton ‘Mammy’ a focal point in your living room, office or bedroom!
Bright indirect to medium light.
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry in between watering
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a bi-monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. And reduce to once a month in the fall and winter. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Toxic. Always keep plants away from curious pets and children.
Gently wash the leaves of dust and debris with a showerhead and remove any dead or dying foliage.
The brighter the location, the more intense the variegation will be.
General Information About Your Plant
Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and the western Pacific Ocean islands,
The long leaves have beautiful red, green, yellow, and orange variegation.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.