• Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum 'Excellent'

Joseph's coat ( syn. Croton )

9cm pot | 15cm tall £7.99
£23.97 £15.98
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: general-purpose compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 15cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 10.5cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    'Excellent' is a stunning, evergreen perennial with leathery, glossy foliage. Often grown as a houseplant and favoured for its large, loosely tri-lobed brightly coloured foliage, this ‘Joseph’s Coat’ has many colours including red, orange, yellow, gold and green.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Beauty like this needs certain requirements but given the right conditions this striking plant will thrive. Place it on a warm east or west facing windowsill with a constant temperature of no less than 16°C, but not in direct sun. It likes moist air so mist the leaves regularly, or stand it on a tray of damp pebbles so the moisture can evaporate into the atmosphere. Water freely from spring to autumn with tepid water keeping the compost moist, reducing through the winter months. Feed through the growing season with a liquid fertiliser.
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