Croton Petra

$25.00$85.00

All crotons share one thing in common: they are colorful and attractive to the eye, like a rainbow! On one leaf you can see green, yellow, red, and orange. Super fiery & fierce!

*Plant height will vary. Includes nursery pot.

Part Sun
Medium
Finicky
Pet Toxic

Clear

The Dirt

Native to Southeast Asia. Croton comes from the Greek word tick, since the seeds look like a tick.This plant has different leaf shapes, however, the most common shape is an almond oval like shape with a pointed tip. In the wild, they can grow to be 10ft tall, however, at home they typically do no exceed 3ft. Croton’s can be planted outdoors, if the area is humid and warm. They grow upright and can be pruned if they become too bulky.

Part Sun


This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Medium


Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.


Pet Toxic


Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Skin irritation can also happen after exposure to the sap but it’s mostly mild.


Croton Petra

Care Tips

Remove dust once a month, with a wet sponge, to keep the leaves clean in order to help the photosynthesis process and so that it is less prone to pests

These plants have a milky sap that drips when the leaf is cut

Croton’s like humidity, so purchasing a humidifier is a good idea or mist the leaves once a week. If the leaves get too light in color they will be more green

Native to Southeast Asia

Common Names


Fire Croton
Garden Croton
Variegated Croton

Botanical Name


Codiaeum Variegatum

Family


Euphorbiaceae

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