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Croton Mammy

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Croton Mamie

The distinctive, large, leathery leaves of this popular small bush display a myriad of colors like green, yellow, pink and red. The colorful foliage may twist and curl as it grows.

An evergreen shrub that slowly grows to about 3 ft. tall and wide when used as an indoor house plant. in warm tropical climates, the plant can become 8 ft. tall when grown year round outdoors.

Thrives in a brightly lit, indirect sunny location with high humidity and protected from harsh direct sunlight.

  • Brilliantly colored tropical evergreen shrub that is an undeniable showstopper
  • Indoor showpiece to liven up a dull wall or to add vibrancy to the outdoor landscape
  • Considered by NASA to be 1 of the top 50 best indoor plants for cleaning toxins out of the air
  • Extremely easy to grow, perfect for beginning gardeners
  • Eye catching color impact for combination plantings or to grow beside a fence or near the pool
  • Accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 3 ft. to 5 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • Thrives in most nutrient-rich, well draining soils
  • Grown indoors as a house plant, the croton needs lots of bright indirect light, when grown outdoors in warm climates, site with morning sun and afternoon shade



    Easy To Grow

    Low Maintenance

    Great For Mass Plantings

    GREAT For Containers

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      Ideal position:

      Full Sun

      6 + Hours best

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      Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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      Healthy Temperatures:

      Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

      Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11

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      Growth Outlook:

      Height : 10-12"

      Wide: 18 - 24" 

      Growth Rate: Fast

      Plant Spacing: 12" - 18"

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      Pet Friendly - yes

      Toxicity: Safe for pets

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      Suitable Landscapes

      Evolvulus glomeratus works well for any spaces that need to be filled in or even as a background cover meant to accent taller flowers. While it’s beautiful on its own or hung in planters, it’s when planted in huge borders or in large areas that this stunning plant really shines. If there’s enough of it, it quite literally looks like one giant carpet of dazzling blue flowers, which some even consider hypnotic, hence the name “blue daze.”

      This plant has many different planting or landscaping options, including:

      • Container planting
      • Ground cover
      • Large areas
      • Alpine gardens
      • Coastal/saltwater gardens
      • Edging or borders
      • Mass planting

      How to Care for These Flowers

      While you already know that these flowers are suitable for ground cover, they’re also a perennial that will come back year after year, and they work just as well in hanging pots or containers. They’re also perfect for rock gardens, as they will cascade attractively and cover bare spaces between stones. When hung in a pot, the tendrils and flowers will hang down over the pot’s sides with a pleasing effect.

      They’re also self-cleaning, so you don’t have to spend any time deadheading to make it bloom again. However, deadheading can be done if desired. It does help encourage the blooms to return, but it’s not a necessity like it is with some other plants. Another great benefit of growing these beautiful flowers is that deer don’t really like it—so you don’t have to worry about waking up and seeing your flower bed has been munched down to the dirt.

      Plant spacing

      Spacing: Plant 12" apart