Croton Gold Dust (Thin Leaves), Codiaeum Variegatum Punctatum Aureum - Plant
Description for Croton Gold Dust (Thin Leaves), Codiaeum Variegatum Punctatum Aureum
Warm tropical colors and exotic lobed leaves make it a beautiful addition to any brightly lit room.
It is hard not to notice this bushy, upright plant because of the vividly colored foliage.
The Croton houseplant has leaves splashed with green, orange and red with the veins often yellow, depending on the variety. An evergreen shrub that is dense and compact when young. It can become more rounded and leggy when larger.
The highly variable leaf colors are the strong point of the croton. Some cultivars are more green and yellow, while others can be brilliant mixes of reds, oranges, maroon, and yellows. Leaves are alternate to spiral in the arrangement. Leaf shape is also highly variable with some cultivars being elliptical to oval and others being narrow and linear, while some are even corkscrew. As with many plants in the Euphorbia family, crotons have a very milky sap.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Joseph's Coat, garden croton||-||NA||Up to 6 feet high||Medium.|
Planting and care
Crotons are tropical plants that thrive outdoors in warm temperate areas. Use a combination of organic compost and peat moss. These plants require soil that drains well. Watering should be done if the soil is dry.
|Bright light, whether it is natural or artificial light.||Sandy loamy soil||Moderately||25-35 degree C||Apply any liquid fertilizer.|
Caring for Croton Gold Dust
- It requires high humidity.
- Mist daily if possible.
- Stand the plant on a tray of wet pebbles.
- Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Typical uses of Croton Gold Dust
Special features: Attractive foliage
Ornamental use: Croton plants stiff, leathery leaves in bold colors of yellow, pink, red, orange and green make it a beautiful and popular houseplant.
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What garden lovers say ... ?
This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements
i am very excited on seeing a live plant online.
A perfect house plant.