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Narrow-Leaved Croton, Codiaeum variegatum 'Gold Dust'

Narrow-Leaved Croton

FAMILY:
Codiaeum

ORIGIN:
Southeast Asia

DESCRIPTION:
6 ft. upright, woody-based perennial with thick, narrow, leathery leaves to 12" in various shades of green flecked with yellow

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize monthly; prefers humidity; part to full sun; (full sun may bleach the leaves)

PROPAGATION:
Root softwood cuttings; air layering

COMMENTS:
Prune if leggy; sap is toxic and may cause skin eczema; used in herbal medicine to treat gastric ulcers; formerly under the genus Euphorbiaceae

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