Croton Petra,Codiaeum variegatum
Place your Croton in a room next to a bright, sunny window. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth. The Croton does not like to be moved so it’s best to avoid moving the plant as much as possible to avoid leaf-loss.
The Croton needs medium to bright direct sunlight.
The soil of your Croton should never stay dry for an extended period of time, but you should let the soil dry between waterings. Water when the top inch of soil has dried out. When watering, water the plant moderately and slowly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. Reduce watering during the cold season. Mist the leaves to promote shiny foliage.
Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Keep the plant away from drafts and avoid cold temperatures.
Does well at normal (about 40% - 60%) humidity levels.
The plant can live happily in the provided grow pot for up to a year. Check if the plant is ready to be repotted by touching the soil and seeing if it has become loose, or if the roots have filled the bottom of the pot. Repot using a rich, well-draining soil. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.
Unhealthy Plant Signs
Twisted or browning leaves may be a sign of underwatering. If the leaves start to droop, check the soil and water. If your Croton’s colors fade, it is a sign of lack of sunlight.
The sap of this plant may cause irritation to the skin.