Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'
Pot diameter: 7cm
These beautiful little plants originate from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Western Pacific Islands. Its beautiful coloured, pointed leaves mean that it is a lovely feature plant in any home. Their ultimate height when in ideal conditons is between 120-150cm tall.
Codiaeum need plenty of bright light. Direct sunlight for at least a few hours a day is recommended, however avoid the scorching midday sun as this will cause leaf fade. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but never for prolonged periods of time. The better the light conditions, the more you will be rewarded by better foliage colour.
As with all plants, they are happiest when the conditions of their origin country are achieved. So keeping your home warm and humid is key. You can use a mister to spray the plants in the mornings to keep up the humidity levels.