☘ Origin: India and Malaysia
☘ Family: Spurge, Euphorbiaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum
☘ Common Name(s): Variegated Laurel · Colorful-Leaved Plant
Croton's colorful and sometimes color-changing foliage means that the plant symbolizes change. It's an appropriately cheering gift for a child who is going off to college, a house move or a retirement.
According to Feng Shui the Croton Mammy seeks to relieve levels of stress corresponding to relationship issues. The best arrangement for this plant is in rooms such as the master bedroom and bathroom in south and southeastern locations.
The Garden Croton is the most varied species of foliage trees in nature, and is extremely beautiful.
☘ Medicinal uses: Popular uses include treatment of cancer, constipation, diabetes, digestive problems, dysentery, external wounds, fever, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, inflammation, intestinal worms, malaria, pain, ulcers and weight-loss.