Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Croton

While this showy shrub survives in low light levels, its foliage shows the best color in bright spots. Its gold, pink, and orange tones glow when backlit from a sunny window. Wash the leaves occasionally to maintain their shine and keep it looking dramatic.

Why We Love It: It has beautiful, leathery leaves with exotic and colorful markings.

Name: Codiaeum variegatum pictum

Growing Conditions: Bright light; 60-75 degrees F.; allow the soil surface to dry between waterings

Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

Note: This plant is poisonous and can make children or pets sick if they chew on it or eat it.