1. Light Level: High
2. Water Level: High
The plants were first formally studied by Dutch naturalist G. E. Rumphius before 1690. He named the plant Codiaeum after the Malaysian name for it, codebo. In 1762 Carl von Linne applied the common name “Croton” after an ancient Greek city, Croton.
These plants are adapted to warm temperatures, shifting light levels, high humidity, and frequent rains. Leaf color is directly affected by light levels and temperature.
3. Country of Origin
Crotons are native to the Malaccan Islands, between the Philippines and New Guinea
4. Pests and Problems
Erwinia chrysanthemi is a disease that appears as brown or black root and crown rot, leaf spots, wilting and collapsing or plant structures, and brownish-black leaf discoloration. Erwinia infected plants should be destroyed. Commonly called Erwinia blight.
Fusarium moniliforme is a leaf spot disease that causes round, raised, rust colored lesions with yellow halos. Off-white spores appear at the growing point where the apex may rot. Other symptoms include root rot, chlorosis, and wilting.
We at Plantscape Designs Inc of N.E. area apply these colorful plants in our living garden arrangements, autumn scenes and in your sunny office windows instead of expensive flowering plants in our Waltham , MA clients offices.
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