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Excoecaria cochinchinensis Chinese Croton

Excoecaria cochinchinensis
Excoecaria cochinchinensis Excoecaria cochinchinensis
Stock Number: 40257
Availability: Out Of Stock
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Cultural Code: HP TGH what's this?
Price: $10.00

"Chinese Croton" Pairs of beautiful shiny leaves deep green on top, a brilliant lacquered red beneath elegantly presented on arching woody maroon stems. Outstanding houseplant, but like many spurges, sap is toxic, and thus called "Blindness Tree" in Southeast Asia where it is commercially valuable to stun fish for easy catches (do not try this in your goldfish pond). Easy. Has long enjoyed the distinction of being the cover plant of George Elbert's large tome on foliage plants, unfortunately now out of print.

Taxonomy
Family Euphorbiaceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code HP TGH

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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