Croton Mammy Plant in a white pot. Croton Mammy Plant in a white pot.

How to Grow the Croton Mammy Plant

Simple ways on how to care for your Croton Mammy plant.

The Croton Mammy (Codiaeum Variegatum) is a tropical house plant with bright leaves that are rich in yellow, orange, and red colour. The leaves are wavy and twisty, They make a perfect pop of colour in a space, and are easy to care for. 

Croton Mammy Plant in a white pot

Here are some quick tips to care for your Croton Mammy:




To keep the bright colours of the leaves, keep in full bright sunlight or bright indirect light. Keep an eye out for the leaves burning if in full sun and adjust as needed. 




Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry to the touch, keeping the soil moist but not soaked. Never allow the soil to dry completely. If the leaves begin to brown, it may be a sign of overwatering.




Keep in well-draining standard potting soil, and ensure the pot has drainage holes. 



Temperature and Humidity

The Croton is sensitive to extreme temperatures and loves high humidity. Keep near a humidifier or by the bathroom, and mist your plant regularly



Croton Mammy leaves
Croton Mammy plant leaves

The Croton Mammy is a low-maintenance tropical that looks beautiful in any space.