Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Half Sun – Prefers 3 To 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
|Uses in landscape design||
This plant is a ideal foliage plant for warm climates. Excellent for colour-contrast planting in a border or as container plant on the patio. Popular for flower arranging.
Planting: It prefers well-drained soil rich in organic material. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Tolerates heavy pruning.
Note that the sap can stain clothing permanently, so take care when pruning or cutting this plant.
As it is tender, it is not ideal for cold climates. Take care when pruning or cutting this plant as the sap can stain clothing permanently.
This tropical plant, with its brilliant colour combinations, is the ideal foliage plant for warm climates. Colours range from bright oranges and reds to mahogany, green, yellow and cream. Many hybrids are now available. It is at its most beautiful in autumn. As it is tender, it is not ideal for cold climates. It tolerates heavy pruning. The sap can stain clothing permanently, so take care when pruning or cutting this plant.
Botanical Pronunciation: ko-dee-IE-um va-ree-a-GAH-tum.
Codiaeum variegatum requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.