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ICETON Tropical Croton Plant Pink, Yellow, Green Foliage

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The Mrs. Iceton Croton is a popuar newer croton cultivar that was introduced into the South Florida Landscape Market several years ago.  It is the result of a naturally occurring mutation that was noticed, selected and nurtured for it's unique color pallete and nice growth habit by a local South Florida Nurseryman.  Iceton refers to the grower who discovered it, but is actually a misspelling of the name, which I believe is actually Easton or Eston.

This croton has several very nice attributes that make it particular desireable and popular; first and foremost, it's vibrant, unusual color pallet of deep purple, pink, yellow, and coral with splashes of varied shades of green, add that to it's large show leaves and full growth habit, and you have a stunning addition to tropical landscape or show stopping color pots in cooler climates.

Mrs Iceton has large, wide elongated leaves 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. 

The Iceton 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.

 

Botanical Name Codiaeum vareigatum 
 Common Name Mrs. Iceton 
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: CODI-VARI-ICE-04F
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3lbs
  • 6 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens


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