The Croton is a real high-flyer in the plant world. With leaves in just about every color of the rainbow, you can say that there are few houseplants with such a striking appearance. Actually, Croton is the old Latin name and is now called Codiaeum, but the name Croton is still so popular in many countries that it is used more often than Codiaeum. The Croton is a plant that needs some love and attention, but it will reward your efforts with lush, vibrant foliage!