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Croton Gold Dust (Big Leaves)- Plant

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Crotons are one of the boldest houseplants you can't miss because of their colorful foliage. They're particularly eye-catching in bright dining rooms and living rooms where their foliage helps energize a room.
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Croton Gold Dust (Big Leaves) Plant
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Croton Gold Dust (Big Leaves)

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches

Gold Dust Croton has dark green leaves which are splattered with bright yellow dots. The yellow spots will fade away on the new growth if the light is low. 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, with a spread only about 2 feet wide. This is one of the most common cultivars for both indoor and outdoor use.
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.

Common name(s): Croton, Zanzibar Croton
Flower colours: Cream
Bloom time: Summer
Max reachable height: Up to 10 feet
Difficulty to grow: Medium.

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.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 15-26 degrees C
Fertilizer: Any organic fertilizer

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.

References

  • http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/croton.html
  • http://www.plantandflowerinfo.com/plant_care_croton
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/croton-plants-outdoors-35056.html

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5 / 5 Moushumee Bhowmick 28 June 2018
Very small but looking cute
5 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 12 June 2018
Where did you get the round plant stands with the feet on them?
5 / 5 Tushar Kanti Naik 07 June 2018
This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.
4 / 5 Tara 26 May 2018
Does best in rich, well-draining soil.
5 / 5 Shweta Jain 22 May 2018
Where did you get the round plant stands with the feet on them?

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