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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.

Sr Item name
1 Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Magnificent) - Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

This variety has brilliant shades of red, orange, pink and yellow spattered across the leaves. Occasionally there will be bits of bronze or a purplish hue as well. It is truly magnificent, just as its name implies. Crotons offer a splash of color to any environment.

With thick, leathery leaves that have a shiny surface and that grow in a wide variety of colors, they are admired as an ornamental. They even flower, with both male and female flowers on a given plant but their inflorescence pales in comparison to the red, orange, yellow, black, even green or bluish-purple hues that the leaves produce.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Croton, Zanzibar Croton
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 10 feet
Flower Colour Cream
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Medium.

Planting and care

  • 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.
  • Croton Plant care

    Croton is propagated by stem cutting and air layering.1. Stem CuttingsPropagation 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 LayeringAir layering is a propagation technique in which a stem is rooted while its 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
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained
    Temperature 15-26 degrees C
    Fertilizer Any organic fertilizer

    Croton Plant special feature

    The colorful foliage and air purification ability.

    Croton Plant uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Can be used for Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening, etc

    It contains

    SrItem name
    1Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Magnificent) - Plant
    26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is my Croton plant dropping leaves?

    The main reasons Croton plant dropping leaves are as follows 1.Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.

    Can Croton plants grow outside?

    Yes, you can grow Croton outside, where indirect bright light is available. Do not grow Croton plant in direct bright sunlight, it will damage the leaves of the plant.

    When does a Croton plant flower?

    Yes, Croton flowers, but very rarely.

    Is Croton plant poisonous?

    Yes, the Croton house plant is toxic for plants and people, but only if its digested.

    When to repot Croton plant?

    If you purchased the new plant, plant overgrows in the current pot or Croton plant is not growing well at that time repot the Croton plant.

    Do Croton plants need a lot of water?

    No, the Croton plant doesnt need a lot of water. water when the upper layer of the soil(1-2) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant.

    How to propagate Croton plant?

    You can propagate Croton from seed and cuttings. Propagate Croton from cuttings is the easiest method. 1. Take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 weeks. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to water Croton plant?

    Water it when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant.

    Does Croton plant have chlorophyll?

    Yes, the Croton plant has chlorophyll.

    What is Croton plant?

    Croton plants are incredibly varied plants that are often grown as foliage houseplants.

    Are Croton plants easy to care for?

    Yes, Crotons are very easy to care.

    Does Croton plant purify air?

    Yes, Croton is one of the top-performing air-purifying plants, it removes formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

    Do Croton plants flower?

    Yes, Croton contains very tiny yellow flowers but they bloom very rarely.

    When to transplant Croton plant?

    Transplant Croton after three weeks of placing cuttings into the soil.

    Why is my Croton plant wilting?

    Croton plant wilting because of moisture stress, which can be from either over-watering or under-watering. Plants that receive too little light will often start to yellow on the lower leaves. Plant leaves may also wilt if a plant is not receiving all of the nutrients it requires. This can be caused by too much calcium in the water if you are using hard water or by a nitrogen deficiency. It may also because of insect pest infection.

    Do Croton plants like full sun?

    No, Crotons do not like full sun. They prefer indirect bright light for better growth.

    When to prune Croton plant?

    The best time to cut back croton is in the warmth of spring(February-March).

    Do Croton plants need full sun?

    No, Crotons do not need full sun. They prefer indirect bright light for better growth.

    When to plant Croton?

    You can grow or plant Croton throughout the year.

    How Croton plants reproduce?

    Croton plants can reproduce through stem cuttings.

    Are Croton plants perennials?

    Yes, Croton plants are perennials.

    How to care Croton plant?

    Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month. 1. Sunlight- Indirect bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer- Apply any organic fertilizer once a month.

    Why is my Croton plant dying?

    It is maybe due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering, cold temperature and nutrients deficiency. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    Can Croton plants be trimmed?

    Yes, Croton plants can be trimmed.

    Is Croton plant a succulent?

    No, Croton plant is not succulent. It is a perennial evergreen angiosperms shrub plant.

    How to grow Croton plant?

    Croton plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant.  1. Sunlight- Indirect bright light is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when the 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer once a month. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

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