- Excoecaria cochinchinensis / Chinese Croton / Laila majnu plant
Excoecaria bicolor is a subtropical evergreen open shrub that grows 3 to 5 feet tall with lanceolate leaves that are 3 to 5 inches long and are shiny olive-green above and glossy blood red below.
Excoecaria bicolor is a very colorful 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.
|Plant Height||12 inch (30 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
Planting And Care
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.
Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated Care
|Sunlight||Cool Sun/Light Shade|
|Watering||Medium Water Needs|
|Temperature||winter hardy up to 30 to 32 degrees F.|
Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated Uses
- With its dramatically colorful foliage, Eexcoecaria bicolor makes a showy accent plant in any garden
- It can be grown indoors as a house plant or greenhouse plant and outdoors to add interest and contrast