Croton pseudopulchellus is perennial shrub with grey bark; the branchlets are reddish brown and covered with hairy scales. The flowers are in compact heads at the ends of branches. The fruit capsule splits open when ripe and is covered with yellow-grey hairy scales.
The bicoloured leaves and compact appearance of Croton pseudopulchellus make it an attractive choice for the smaller garden. Protect from frost when young and plant in a well-drained soil.