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Mammy Croton

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3-8 Feet

This bright, colorful plant is a wonderful and easy-to-care-for addition to the home. Also known as Mamey Croton and Croton Mamey, it boasts shiny, leathery, large, thick leaves that twist, curl and corkscrew as they grow. The leaves display a variety of bright colors including yellow, pink, red and orange.

Best Locations For Growing Mammy Croton 

The Mammy Croton is a wonderful addition to any room that receives adequate light. Because it loves high humidity, you can also place it in a bathroom with a window or skylight. Just be careful with children and pets—this plant is highly toxic to humans and animals. The seeds are potentially fatal.

Mammy Croton Sunlight Requirements

Mammy Croton does well in partial shade to full sun. You’ll get the best leaf color by providing it with some direct sun and bright light. A south- or west-facing window with at least two to three hours of direct sun daily is preferred, but make sure to provide some protection from direct sun because this can lead to leaf scorch.

Mammy Croton Care

Crotons need well-draining soil with plenty of humus. You can prune your Mammy to maintain its shape and keep its size under control by cutting the stems back at the base. This plant is susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites and plant scale. Neem oil is a good solution to eradicate these issues.

Watering Mammy Croton 

The Mammy Croton is a tropical plant and prefers high humidity, so don’t let your plant dry out. You can set a moist pebble tray or humidifier nearby. The ideal humidity is 40-80 percent. 

Regular watering is important, but do not overwater. Keep soil moist but not soggy. Never allow the soil to dry out completely. 

Feeding Mammy Croton 

Fertilize seasonally in the spring, summer and fall. Do not fertilize in the winter. A good quality granular or liquid fertilizer will do the job.

Mammy Croton Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3-8 feet
Mature Spread: 3-4 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Yellow and White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Brown, Green, Purple, Red, Yellow
Foliage Description: Bright Yellow, Red, Green, Purple and Brown
Temperature: 60° - 70°F (16° - 21°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%
Common Name: Mammy Croton
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Croton variegatum 'Mammy'
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Croton_Mammy-HP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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