11 Different Types of Crotons in India | Croton Plant Varieties

Last Updated: 19.10.2023
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Here are the Different Types of Crotons that can brighten up your garden and home! They offer the perfect blend of colors and look.

Crotons are high humidity loving plants and popular for their incredibly beautiful foliage. They come in over 100 varieties and add a burst of colors to your home, office, and garden. If you want to avoid the hard work of going over hundreds of types, have a look at these Different Types of Crotons!

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Different Types of Crotons in India

1. Banana Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Banana’

Add color and greenery to your living space with the elegant Banana Croton. It makes for a great ornamental addition to sunny windows, patios and looks perfect in modern ceramic planters.

2. Zanzibar Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Zanzibar’

Zanzibar showcases colorful foliage in beautiful shades of red, orange, green, and yellow. It is a great decor piece for contemporary and modern home interiors.

3. Magnificient Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Magnificient’

Magnificient is a tall croton variety with a resilient nature. It looks remarkable and perfect for adorning dull corners of your room.

4. Petra Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Petra’

Croton Petra hails from Southeast Asia and flaunts wide leaves in a wide range of colors including orange, green, yellow, and burgundy red. Pick a large pot for growing this variety and keep it in a sunny location.

5. Yellow Icetone Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Yellow Iceton’

The leaves of Yellow Icetone feature different shades of green color with light yellow variegation. If you want a red variegation Croton, go for the Red Icetone variety.

6. Mammy Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Mammy’

Mammy is one of the boldest Croton variety popular for its colorful foliage and broad, curly leaves. This plant holds high ornamental value and can pep up any empty corner with bright colors.

7. Mother and Daughter Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Mother and Daughter’

Mother and Daughter is a unique type of Croton flaunting long narrow leaves in a wide range of bold colors. It does well in dappled sunlight.

8. Lauren’s Rainbow Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum varigatum ‘Lauren’s Rainbow’

Low humidity needs and high drought tolerance make this Croton variety an ideal houseplant for beginners. It has long, narrow leaves in beautiful shades of green, deep purple, and yellow.

9. Gold Dust Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum varigatum ‘Gold Dust Croton’

Gold Dust Croton is popular for its showy, bright green leaves with yellow spots. It thrives best in high humidity and requires bright, indirect sunlight to do well indoors.

10. Andrew Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Andrew’

Andrew flaunts long, narrow leaves with creamy white streaks.. Leaves of this croton variety are toxic, so keep it away from the reach of kids and pets.

11. Bush On Fire Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum ‘Bush on Fire’

The leaves of Bush on Fire Croton come in vivid shades of orange, yellow, pink, green, and red. They change color frequently and need daily 3 hours of full sunlight to thrive happily.

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