Plant Care Croton Mammy

Croton Mammy

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Croton Mammy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Croton Mammy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Croton Mammy

This plant is one of the many stunning cultivars of Codiaeum variegatum, which is native to the Pacific Islands where it can grow to over 10ft/3m tall! All parts of this plant are toxic, so keep them well out of reach of pets and children.


Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'

Also known as

Croton 'Mammy'

How to care for Croton Mammy


How often to water your Croton Mammy

Water needs for Croton Mammy
0.5 cups
every 9

Croton Mammy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Croton Mammy

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Croton Mammy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Croton Mammy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Croton Mammy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Croton Mammy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Croton Mammy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Croton Mammy: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Croton Mammy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Croton Mammy

Croton Mammy

Croton Mammy

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Croton Mammy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Croton Mammy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Croton Mammy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Croton Mammy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Croton Mammy has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@Cassrose avatar
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,155 XP
globe New York

No issues with him, he just does his own thing. I just water when dry, not a super fast grower but the leaves are beautiful.

@emily_henninger avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 199 XP

Not much new growth, but she’s a survivor for sure! Survived a car ride from South Carolina to Florida, and you can’t even tell.

Survivor Survivor
Azelia avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 154 XP
globe Knoxville, TN

Got two of these and LOVE THEM!!! they are easy to care for, I water once a week and add fertilizer once a week during the months it has new growth.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@addisoncampbell avatar
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,243 XP

It’s so pretty! She grows and you get to watch the variegated leaves change throughout their course of living. It grows fairly fast too!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
@Nerskine avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 3,173 XP

Seems pretty low maintenance, with GORGEOUS colors. I watched some videos on YouTube to learn how to make her more bushy, hopefully it works. I’m keeping her next to the kitchen sink because humidity is key.

Survivor Survivor

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