Croton Gold Dust (Big Leaves)- Plant
Description for Croton Gold Dust (Big Leaves)
It is hard not to notice this bushy, upright plant because of the vividly coloured foliage. The Croton house plant, has leaves splashed with green, orange and red with the veins often yellow, depending on the variety.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Croton, Zanzibar Croton||White/Near White||Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer||8 to 10 feet||Medium.|
Planting and care
Crotons (Codiaeum variegatum) are tropical plants that grow outdoors and as house plants elsewhere. Growing to a height of 6 to 8 feet and width of 3 to 6 feet, crotons are attractive as a single plant or a grouping and grow well in pots or in the ground.
Their green leaves turn into shades of yellow, red and purple, showing their brightest colours in the sunlight. You can grow cultivars of crotons
|Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade||Well Drained||Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater||Warm temperatures, with the minimum being approximately 60 degrees F.||Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.|
Caring for Croton Gold Dust
- It requires high humidity.
Mist daily if possible.
Stand the plant on a tray of wet pebbles.
Typical uses of Croton Gold Dust
Ornamental use: Croton plants stiff, leathery leaves in bold colours of yellow, pink, red, orange and green make it a beautiful and popular house plant.
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What a great experience from start to finish.
This plant is very easy to grow.
This plant initially takes time to grow.