Codiaeum variegatum pictum is a woody-based perennial that typically grows to 6 ft. tall. It requires a minimum of 4 hours of direct sun each day, it is a plant that can be difficult to grow and keep healthy. The soil should be evenly moist and the plant protected from drafts or overly warm temperatures. The leaves will drop if the soil is too dry or too wet. These plants will only survive outdoors where temperatures do not normally drop below 50°F in winter. In colder climates, the plants are grown in greenhouses or as house plants.
These plants are toxic to pets.