Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Gold Dust, Thin Leaves) - Plant

Crotons are one of the boldest houseplants with colorful foliage to decorate your inner or outer space.

    What makes it special:
  • Easy to grow
  • Indoor air purifier
  • Can be used for hedges, Mixed borders, screening, etc
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1Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Gold Dust, Thin Leaves) - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Croton Plant

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 with deep green color and their beautiful appearance make it the best foliage plant for decorative purpose. 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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 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


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Sunlight

  • Place your croton where it will receive morning sunlight each day.

  • Soil
  • It require well-drained soil rich in organic matter.

  • Watering
  • Water only when the soil feels dry to touch.
  • Soil must never be allowed to dry out completely.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Apply organic fertilizers during spring and rainy season.
  • Loosen the soil without damaging the roots. It will help the plant to uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Repotting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in required light condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection
  • Wipe the dust from the leaves with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Remove dead, decay and infected part of the plant.
  • For insect attack apply neem oil or any organic insecticide.
  • Croton Plant care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it.
  • Do not overwater them suddenly. Check the moisture in the soil.
  • If it is too dry then apply water gently.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright sunlight area to settle down easily.
  • Gradually move the plant from shade to the area that receives morning sunlight.
  • Croton can survive in indoor as well as outdoor conditions.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained
    Temperature 15-26 degrees Celsius
    Fertilizer Any organic fertilizer

    Croton Plant special feature

    The colorful foliage of croton along with air purification ability makes it unique and special.

    Croton Plant uses

    Ornamental Use:

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

    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 it's 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 doesn't 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 



    Reviews

    Thursday, 23 July 2020

    Is it a live plant?

    Kamal Knotbreaker

    Wednesday, 22 July 2020

    Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.

    Maneesha Venigalla

    Thursday, 12 March 2020

    Really very good product i have purchase one plant pack .

    bhanupratap singh rathore

    Sunday, 01 March 2020

    A happy customer ?? But like could the rate be a bit reasonably else all good ... thanks

    Manisha Sharma

    Sunday, 16 February 2020

    I really like ur live plants and wish to order more in future

    Sangeeta Chaudhry

    Sunday, 09 February 2020

    Attractive plants for pot culture

    DEEPAK KUMAR

    Sunday, 24 November 2019

    A perfect house plant.

    Susmita De

    Friday, 22 November 2019

    I am staying in Bangalore so delivery time may damage the plant?

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Thursday, 21 November 2019

    Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

    XaRi Cub3

    Thursday, 07 November 2019

    This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.

    Vicky Jana

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...

    Jyothi Venugopal

    Saturday, 19 October 2019

    Great plant..looked nice.

    dinesh upadhyay

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    Very nice plant. Beautiful plant. Nurserylive service very good replace policy is very very good.?

    Shweta Gad

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    IS this, an indoor plant ????

    Sakshi Chowdhary

    Saturday, 12 October 2019

    I am staying in Bangalore so delivery time may damage the plant?

    vipin jethi

    Wednesday, 09 October 2019

    Does it comes with soil?

    Aditya Singh

    Sunday, 06 October 2019

    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more

    Vijay Suma

    Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    I have ordered twice now from online plants and both orders have been more than what I expected

    Akshay Gupta

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Couldn t find it anywhere else.

    Deepak G Kumar

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Nice plant. team is also always ready to help. Go for this if you are interested in buying a online plant. you wont be disappointed.

    Sona John

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!

    Tanuj aggarwal

    Monday, 18 June 2018

    Exactly what I wanted and couldn t locate in any of our local shops! Thanks

    Avantika Kahol

    Friday, 08 June 2018

    Great plant..looked nice.

    Arianna Amit

    Saturday, 19 May 2018

    Great plant for a green gift

    Parvatham

    Saturday, 19 May 2018

    ?What if i keep this plant in the office where it is AC? Will it survive there?

    Ashima Gulia

    Friday, 18 May 2018

    This Exotic Plant looks so beautiful.

    Gaurav Narwania

    Friday, 11 May 2018

    "I can t wait to bulk purchase again.

    Nandini Kalra

    Thursday, 10 May 2018

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

    Rahul Gupta

    Sunday, 06 May 2018

    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team

    Naveen Muralidharan

    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

    This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements

    Gaurav Narwania

    Monday, 07 August 2017

    i am very excited on seeing a live plant online.

    Priyanka Majumder Das

    Monday, 08 May 2017

    A perfect house plant.

    Rameshwar Jagdale

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.

    SUDIPTA das

    Monday, 27 February 2017

    As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.

    Laxmi Kulkarni

    Sunday, 04 December 2016

    Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.

    ayush t

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.

    Pranali Patwardhan

    Sunday, 20 November 2016

    How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall

    करूणा गुप्ता

    Friday, 18 November 2016

    when I opened the box I was amazed at how well this plant was packaged and how healthy they all were.

    P Rudra Mini Raju

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