AFD5 is a colorful popular, favorite, old heirloom collectors croton (Codiaeum variegatum). It was originally hybridized in Italy in the early to mid 20th Century.
It is a large, upright growing strapleaf type with colorful foliage in brilliant shades of yellow, orange, green and burgundy in a unique striped pattern. Crotons produce a white nondescript single white flower periodically, but are grown for the brightly colored foliage.
AFD5 is rather large growing cultivar that will eventually reach 5 to 8 feet tall if left unpruned and untended, and has a tendency to grow upright, open at the bottom into a large tree-like shrub. With frequent pruning and maintenance it can be well maintained at a lower height.
It can be incorporated as a background in mixed perennial beds, used as an accent, anchor or transition in a tropical landscape, or can be grown as a large potted plant indefinitely. AFD5 can be acclimated to grow indoors but generally will require supplemental lighting to retain foliage and full color.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping
. *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: AFD5
- Bloom Form: Nondescript
- Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Shade accent, feature, mixed beds, potted, indoor outdoor
- House Plant Adapative: Yes
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Tropical
- Color: Yellow, Green, Coral
- Special Features: Year round tropical color, easy to grow.
- Species: Codiaeum variegatum
- Sunlight: Light Shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate