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Codiaeum variegatum

Croton Variety Curly Boy

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Codiaeum variegatum (Curly Boy) is a perennial with hard woody stems.  In addition, this small dense shrub has attractive and captivating bright yellow, red and green twisted leaves.  The leaves have a light yellow or light red center near the vein. They are a solid deep green near the center of the leaf. The captivating and unique colors of the croton make it an ideal choice to liven up any garden.

Of all the plants and trees at Treeworld Wholesale, the Croton is the one that has the greatest variety. Croton vary in color, pattern, shape and texture.  Codiaeum variegatum (Croton) is known for it’s wide range of variation in leaf color, pattern, leaf shape and texture. Some color variations include, Red, Yellow, White, Green, and Orange.

Furthermore, the leaves may have a smooth-edge, or be lobed or twisted into a spiral. Some croton leaves are linear or egg-shaped. Sometimes deeply cut to the midrib and variegated with white, red and yellow or green.

In general, the Croton are grown as a shrub with multiple trunks. Although they can grow to up to 8 feet in height, they are kept trimmed and maintained at a shorter height.

In landscapes, Codiaeum variegatum (Curly Boy) grows as a shrub border or a courtyard garden, although it can also be used a as an informal hedge or screen.

Other names: Codiaeum variegatum, Croton Variety Curly Boy

Additional information

Common Name

Croton Variety Curly Boy

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Flower Color

White, Yellow

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Bright Shade, Bright Shade, Full Sun

Flowering Season


Growth Rate

Moderate Growth Rate


Western Pacific Islands, Tropical Asia

Plant Type

Perrenial, Evergreen

Salt Tolerance

Low Salt Tolerance


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