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Croton Mammy

Codiaeum variegatum

  • Ships week of Apr 2

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Croton Mammy Planting Mix

Helps your Croton Mammy get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
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Growing Zones: 4-11 indoors / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

24-36 in.

Mature Width:

18 in.


Partial Sun

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Codiaeum variegatum

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Versatile, Colorful and Low Maintenance

The Croton-Mammy is an easy to own plant that adds vibrant color and interest to any home décor or landscape. Because it is low maintenance, it does well in an office setting; effortlessly adding the comforts of home while doubling as a conversation piece. 

Amazing green, yellow, red and purple leaves grow upward in a spiral-like fashion. Its unique shape and array of colors makes it a truly unique plant that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Tropical Beauty…Even in Winter
When the cold winter months leave you pining for warm summer days, the Croton Mammy is your faithful companion while awaiting the return of summer.  This tropical plant can thrive indoors in a container year round.  Just place it in a sunny east or west-facing window and enjoy the same color and vibrancy that’s found in the tropics – each and every day.

Outdoor Landscape Superstar
In the US, when planted outdoors in the proper zones, the Croton Mammy won’t reach the colossal height that’s characteristic of those in the tropics, but its 3 foot stature is still a showstopper.

Amazing as a stand-alone specimen in itself, it adds character to any landscape with little effort on your part. Easily convert a basic green landscape into an impressive oasis with one - or a few of these spectacular plants.

When you want to up your game, combine the Croton Mammy with an array of elephant ear plants that line your entrance way. Actually, this plant adds significant interest and depth when added to any landscape design or container arrangement.  Consider pairing it with mums and asters in the fall months!

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Croton Mammy

Croton Mammy Planting Diretions


The Croton Mammy grows best in USDA hardiness zones 9 – 11.  It needs six to eight hours a day of sunlight and thrives in high humidity.


It can be grown indoors in a container, and requires full sun from an east or west-facing window.  If this is not possible, a grow light will be necessary to sustain its vibrant colors.  It shouldn’t be placed in an area where temperatures dip below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 


Planting Outside
You’ll want to dig a whole that is twice the diameter of the container it was delivered in.  Place in the ground and fill in the space around the roots with the original soil and a good commercial potting soil.  


Planting in Container
For potted plants, make sure you have an adequate draining system.  Cut more holes in the bottom of the pot if necessary, to ensure the water runs through completely.  Avoid rock soils containing high pH levels or elevated levels of calcium.


Your plant’s soil should be dry an inch down from the top of the soil.  Avoid over-watering.  One way to tell if you’re overwatering is if it starts to wilt.  On the other hand, if you don’t water it enough, the leaves will dry up and fall off.

Planting & Care

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Chose this plant as a unique indoor plant. Love the interesting colors and spiral leaf growth pattern. Something different with a pop of color!
Denise B on Mar 20, 2018
Chose this plant as a unique indoor plant. Love the interesting colors and spiral leaf growth pattern. Something different with a pop of color!
Denise B on Mar 20, 2018

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