Excoecaria bicolor is a very colourful plant. Rich subtle shades of greens, whites and reds. The combination is a symphony. A brilliant lacquered red beneath and the arching woody stems. It is a bit brittle and sap can be irritating, especially to the eyes, so best handle carefully and not a plant to put close to a walkway but otherwise, it is a very attractive and pest free plant.
Common name: Chinese croton, Blindness tree, Buta Buta, Jungle Fire plant
Bloom time: Spring/Fall
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Difficulty level: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Sunlight: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium Water Needs
Temperature: winter hardy up to 30 to 32 degrees F.
Caring for Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated
Not as sun tolerant as the regular variety. Also not tolerant of too much or too little water. Grow well in bright light to shade.