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Croton Mammy

Croton Mammy

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  •   Croton Mammy, or Codiaeum variegatum, is a wonderful choice if you want to add a touch of vibrant colors to your indoor space. Native to Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and the Western Pacific Ocean Islands, this evergreen shrub has one of the boldest, prettiest colorful foliage in all houseplants.

    Croton Mammy can grow up to 3-8 feet in height and has a very interesting growing habit. Its large, leathery leaves are packed tightly and alternatively along the stems. Boasting multiple colors like red, green, yellow, orange, and even black, these long leaves have twists and curls and prominent veins which give them a very distinctive look.

    As a Croton, this gorgeous ornamental foliage plan effectively removes common airborne toxins and is a popular air-purifying houseplant for homes and offices.

    Mammy Croton may bloom small, yellow, and white flowers with no petals during Autumn.

  • Croton prefers bright indirect sunlight, and it needs at least 4-6 hours of light daily. Harsh direct sunlight can burn this plant and low light will reduce the variegation in the leaves.

    Croton Petra has medium watering needs. Water only when the top 2'' of the soil is dry and drain well after each watering to avoid root rot. Start with watering once a week and monitor the soil to decide on your schedule.

    This plant prefers rich soils that can retain moisture but still drain well. You can add some peat moss and perlite to regular houseplant soil to increase drainage.

    Croton should be kept in temperatures between 60°F-80°F and a high humidity level (at least 40-60%). Use a humidifier and mist your plant when the weather is dry, especially during winter.

    This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.

    This plant is toxic to humans and animals so keep it out of reach of curious children and pets.

  • USDA Zone 11-12

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)


    * Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked

    * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.

    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging:

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.