Spotted laurel – Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Spotted laurel, Gold-Dust Plant Botanical Name: Aucuba japonica 'Variegata', a-KU-ba ja-PON-i-ka var-i-GA-ta Decorative Life: Months to years. Availability: Year Round Storage Specifics: From 32 to 55F. Tidbits: Aucuba is a Latinized form of its Japanese name. Full sun exposure in North America during the summer will likely cause leaf damage. Place in the coolest area of the home or office for maximum life. It is unknown if female or male plants have better postharvest characteristics or if they are equal.