Croton 'Tamara'. Croton 'Tamara' - Plant A variegated Croton! A popular leafy plant with colourful green and white markings! This beautiful Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) 'Tamara' has now become a real 'must have’! This is a tropical plant that likes a lot of light, out of direct sunlight. The more light, the more white you will see in the glossy, leathery leaves.