The foliage is an ornamental feature of this large shrub, which can grow up to five to ten feet tall, and two to three feet wide. Codiaeum variegatum Golden Arrowhead requires full sun in USDA Zone 9-11. The Golden Arrowhead Croton grows best in a moderately moist and fertile soil, with plenty of organic matter. It is a relatively drought tolerant plant and can handle short periods of dryness, but it will thrive if watered on a regular basis.
The Golden Arrowhead Croton can be propagated by cuttings, but it can also be propagated from seeds. The plant's leaves can be quite attractive, but they have a tendency to be very irritating to the skin if touched.
When growing Codiaeum variegatum Golden Arrowhead in a pot in cold regions, it is important to be aware of the danger of frost damage. The plant should not be left outside when the temperature drops below freezing. To avoid frost damage, it is important to keep the pot in a sheltered area and to water the soil sparingly. It is also important to make sure the pot has adequate drainage. If the soil stays wet for too long, it can lead to root rot. During the winter, the Golden Arrowhead Croton should be placed in a cool, humid location and should be kept away from direct sunlight. In addition, it is important to keep the soil moist, but not overly wet to prevent root rot.