Codiaeum variegatum is a species of plant in the genus Codiaeum, which is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and the western Pacific Ocean islands, growing in open forests and scrub.
The changeable leaves are divided into petiole and leaf blade. The petiole has a length of 0.2 to 2.5 cm. The thin leathery, bald leaf blade is shaped and coloured differently depending on the variety. With a length of 5 to 30 cm and a width of 0.3 to 0.5 to 8 cm, the leaf blade can be easy to split, it can, for example, ruler-lanceolate, oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, ovate inverted ovate spatulate, violin-shaped or beeched with wedge-shaped to obtuse spur base and pointed to rounded. The leaf colors range from green to yellow to purple and quite different patterns are possible.