Colorful Tropical Crotons

One tropical plant that is always a colorful addition to a hot garden turns into a star after the summer heat. Crotons (Codiaeum variegatum) are tropical plants that grow outdoors in USDA plant hardiness zones 9b to 11 and as houseplants elsewhere. Their colorful foliage are shot with gold, red, orange, green and even pink depending on the variety.  My front porch is lined with beautiful crotons that are really bright and colorful in the fall.  I don’t have the beauty of changing leaves like up north, but I love my crotons year round.



















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

21 thoughts to “Colorful Tropical Crotons”

  1. Carol – your Crotons are a spectacular splash of color! I tend to focus on blooms for color, but I am trying to retrain myself to consider how bushes and grasses and other plants can add color and texture to a garden. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

    1. thanks I’m glad you like my fall header – I don’t really get much of a colorful autumn here in Florida but I love visiting other blogs for real autumn leaves.

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