Croton Gold Dust (Thin Leaves), Codiaeum Variegatum Punctatum Aureum - Plant
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Description for Croton Gold Dust (Thin Leaves), Codiaeum Variegatum Punctatum Aureum
Croton Gold Dust plants are found in landscapes and indoors as houseplants solely for their good looks. The plants grow to a maximum height of about 3 feet, although other members of the Croton family grow up to 6 feet. Their gold-flecked leaves are a deep green color, but this beautiful appearance is reliant on you caring for your plant properly.Croton is typically offered as an indoor plant, but can also be used outdoors as a seasonal accent plant in containers or plantings of annuals or mixed ornamentals.
Planting and care
Croton is propagated by stem cutting and air layering. 1. Stem Cuttings Propagation by rooting a stem from a healthy, mature plant is a method commonly used to propagate croton and many other houseplants. Rooting involves cutting a stem with at least three sets of leaves. A wound is created by removing the bottom set of leaves, and new roots form at the wound site. The stem is planted in a container filled with the lightweight potting mixture and then covered with plastic to create a greenhouse atmosphere. 2. Air Layering Air layering is a propagation technique in which a stem is rooted while it's still attached to the plant. The process involves making a diagonal cut through one-third to one-half the diameter of the stem. The wound is treated with rooting hormone and kept open with a piece of toothpick or matchstick. Damp sphagnum moss is packed around the area, with the moss carefully covered with plastic wrap. When the stem roots, it is planted in a container filled with lightweight potting soil or a mixture of ingredients such as perlite, sand and peat moss.
Caring for Croton Gold Dust
- Croton likes bright sunlight but benefits from partial or filtered shade during hot summer afternoons. Too much sunlight bleaches the colors in the leaves.
- Water croton until water trickles through the drainage hole when the top of the soil feels dry, and then allow the pot to drain freely.
- Croton is a light feeder that benefits from a monthly fertilization schedule. Use an organic fertilizer.
- Re-pot indoor crotons every two years to encourage healthy growth.
Typical uses of Croton Gold Dust
Special features: The colorful foliage and air purification ability.
Ornamental use: Can be used for Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening, etc.
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