Written by Maggie
Dec 30 2020
Garden Croton is native to Malaysia and the Pacific Region. Leaves are up to 6 m high with anthocyanin, monochrome, yellow, white, green, red, purple, orange, pink, red, and a variety of other colors. The morphology of Garden Croton varies from species to species. Some are slender, linear, lanceolate, ovate or deeply lobed.
Leaf: Garden Croton leaves heavy leather quality, shape, size variation is very big. There are different shapes, some linear, oblong, elliptic, some linear lanceolate, lanceolate, or ovate, spoon, fiddle to obovate, sometimes by the length of the leaf midrib discontinuity into two pieces. The appearance is different, some apex acute, acuminate or obtuse, base cuneate, short, pointed to a dull, and the edge of the flange, shallow crack to the deep crack, both sides Garden croton leaves glabrous, sometimes in the green leaves on yellow or golden yellow spots or stripes.
Flowers: Garden Croton is a racemose axillary, that is to say, monoecious, male flowers are white, sepals 5, petals 5, female flowers pale yellow, sepals ovate-triangular, flowers outward curved, capsules subglobose. Flowering period of Garden Croton is 9-10 months.
Garden Croton likes high temperature, humid and sunny environments, not cold resistant. The growth temperature of Garden Croton is 20-30 ° C, 21-30 ° C from March to October, 13-18 ° C from October to March of the following year. The temperature in winter is not less than 13℃. In the short term at 10℃, the leaf color is not bright, appears dim, lacks luster. When the temperature is 4-5℃, leaves suffer frostbite, resulting in a large number of fallen leaves, even the whole plant froze to death. Garden Croton also likes wet and hates dry.
Garden Croton is native to The Malay Peninsula of Asia and Oceania. Garden Croton is widely cultivated in tropical areas.It is commonly cultivated in southern China.
Due to the change of leaf shape and leaf color, Garden Croton shows the beauty of color and attitude, which are favored by people. In south China, Garden Croton is mostly used for park, green space and garden beautification. They can be planted congregate or hedgerow. Its branches and leaves are the Flower arrangement thought with leaf material.
Garden Croton is used for inverse pulmonary qi, carbuncle swollen sore, venomous snake bite.