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Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy' - Mammy Croton

Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy' - Mammy Croton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy' - Mammy Croton)

My Mammy Croton was in my little greenhouse and had roots growing through the holes in the pot into the ground. It was suppose to be into the ground under my lath structure in the front yard in early spring. Ooops! :>) Photo taken Dec. 6, 2010.

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beautiful colors. seems to be doing fine there

7 Dec, 2010


Just lovely!

7 Dec, 2010



Thanks! There's 5 plants in this pot. I'll separate them and plant them in different parts of the front and back yard soon. :>)

7 Dec, 2010



Thanks! :>)

7 Dec, 2010


Its a beauty and doing well..LOL

9 Dec, 2010



It doing well for now. lol! I've had bad luck growing Crotons. My large one in the front yard was growing very well and had huge beautiful leaves...then a big mite attack killed almost all leaves this past summer. Now, it's slowly coming back (after lots of systemic pesticide).

10 Dec, 2010


Damn those pests LOL hope its ok now

15 Dec, 2010


Yes, the pests are driving me nuts! My other Croton is growing better now. This Mammy Croton will receive systemic pesticide in early spring to prevent a mite attack.

15 Dec, 2010



Thanks! It's doing well for now. lol! :>)

I hope when it gets put into the ground it will continue to grow well!

21 Dec, 2010


Its a question of making it through the winter up here in the bay area. I don't mind the container growing...put them 3-4' off the ground and they are eye candy.
I have 'Petra' last try with 'Mammy' ( kind of time to call it something else by now isnt it?) had it die in a December 32f..I put it in ground and challenged the winter. It was cold that year!

26 Sep, 2014


Crotons really are not good plants to grow outside in the SF Bay Area. They are so tropical...we're lucky they are just hardy enough to grow here in San Diego...and that's not in all areas. They grow best close to the coast and in urban San Diego where temps stay very mild in winter. Further inland they usually don't survive outside.

27 Sep, 2014

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