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Croton Plant Tropical Mammy Dwarf Corkscrew Fire


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The Mammy, Dwarf Corkscrew or Fire Croton is perhaps the most popular and widely used cultivar in tropical and subtropical landscapes.  It is also a popular houseplant.


This croton has several very nice attributes that make it particular desireable and popular; first and foremost, it's vibrant, brilliant, firey color palette of deep burgundy red, yellow, orange, coppery brown and splashes of varied shades of green, add that to it's compact size, slow growth rate and interesting leaf shape and texture, and you have a nearly perfect, versatile landscape workhorse. The brilliant color is the basis for the common name of Fire Croton.

Mammy has rather narrow elongated finger sized leaves with an eye catching,  interesting,  twisted, ruffled appearance to the outer edge, which accounts for the alternative common name of Dwarf Corkscrew.   The pattern, definition and brightness of the color will vary seasonally, with the age of the leaves, as well as with variations in available light, temperature and nutrition.

It's uses in the landscape are only limited by the gardener's ability to provide cold protection for it, and imagination.  Use it as a filler in mixed beds, a low hedge, an accent or transition plant, mass planted for an impressive focal color statement. 

Mammy, Dwarf Corkscrew or Fire Croton  is an excellent choice for potted culture.  It will adapt to low light levels (albiet color will be duller), is great low litter choice for porches, patios, and pool decks; makes a great addition to large mixed garden pots, or smaller dish gardens.

Available Sizes:

4 inch Pots - One (1) Mature, well rooted starter size plant, growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 10 inches tall.  Unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. 


Botantical Name

Codiaeum variegatum

Common Name

Mammy, Dwarf Corkscrew or Fire Croton

Plant Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Mature Size:  3 ft. x 3 ft.
Bloom Color: Beige
Bloom Form: Nondescript
Bloom Time: Random
Zone:  9,10,11
Fragrance:  None
Water Needs:  Moderate
Light Needs: Light Shade
Key Features: Colorful Foliage, Slow Growth, Manageable Size
Suggested Uses:  Anchor, Specimen, Potted, Mass Planting

Direct planting of plugs or 4 inch starter sizes is not recommended.  For the best results we suggest potting those into larger pots and allowing them to grow larger before setting out.  When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant has grown larger, then here a few hints for successful growing within the recommened USDA Zone Range.

  • Plant in well draining, fertile, slightly acidic soil
  • Locate in lightly filtered shade 
  • Prune when young and actively growing to encourage branching
  • Feed a good quality slow acid producing plant food in the Fall.  (Fertilize formulated for gardenias, hibiscus, citrus and azaleas also work well for crotons)
  • Protect from frost and freeze.
  • Feed a good quality bloom boosting plant food slow release plant food in the early spring to encourage blooming.
  • Protect from frost and freeze until very well established.



  • Model: CRO-TON-MA
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 16 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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