Codiaeum Iceton is an evergreen, ornamental shrub. It has
beautiful leaf color and variegation. The leaves are large,
thick and glossy with pointed tips and each have a vivid splash
of red, pink, yellow or orange. Codiaeum Iceton plant filters
airborne toxins and is one of our air purifying plant
collection. The milky sap on this plant is toxic. If children,
dogs or cats ingest parts of this plant various symptoms can be
caused including, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. So keep
plants away from children and pets. The sap can also cause skin
irritation, so when when taking care of the plant it’s advisable to wear gloves.
Scientific Name: Codiaeum Iceton
Common Names: Croton
How to grow and maintain Codiaeum Iceton (Croton):
It thrives best in in bright light to full sun. Bright light
with at least two or three hours of direct sunlight daily is
necessary for good coloration. Too much direct sun will cause
It grows well in humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soil. The
soil pH level range from 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic).
Water your plant regularly during the growing season and always
keep the soil evenly moist but never allow your plant to sit in
water. You can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between
each watering. During the winter months, reduce wtering.
It prefers the perfect temperature between 70 to 80 degrees
Fahrenheit / 21 to 27 degrees Celsius) during the daytime, and
65 degrees Fahrenheit / 18 degrees Celsius at night time and no
lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit / 15 degrees Celsius.
Fertilize your plant every two weeks during the growing season
(from early spring through summer) with a balanced liquid
fertilizer diluted by half.
Prune the stem tips to encourage new growth and keep the plant
bushy and full. Prune your Croton Iceton plant during spring.
Re-pot your garden croton plant once every 2 to 3 years. Change
the pot to one size larger once the plant has outgrown its pot,
although it does like it’s rooted to be crowded.
Codiaeum Iceton can be easily propagated by tip cuttings in
spring. Take stem cuttings in spring and dip in rooting hormone
before inserting in a half-half mix of sand and peat moss. It
can also propagate by air layering or by seeds.
Pests and Diseases:
There is no serious pest or disease problems. Codiaeum Iceton
plants are susceptible to the mealy bug, scale, spider mites,
and caterpillars. To get rid of small pests such as these, you
can wash your plants with a gentle soap and water blend, and
then flush the plants to remove the soap.