Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated, Chinese Croton - Plant

Excoecaria bicolor is subtropical evergreen open shrub that grows 3 to 5 feet tall with lanceolate leaves that are 3 to 5 inches long and are shiny olive green above and glossy blood red below.
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1Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated, Chinese Croton - Plant
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About Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated

Excoecaria bicolor is a very colourful plant. Rich subtle shades of greens, whites and reds. The combination is a symphony. A brilliant lacquered red beneath and the arching woody stems.

It is a bit brittle and sap can be irritating, especially to the eyes, so best handle carefully and not a plant to put close to a walkway but otherwise, it is a very attractive and pest free plant.

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 Chinese croton, Blindness tree, Buta Buta, Jungle Fire plant
Maximum Reachable Height 3 to 5 feet
Bloom Time Spring/Fall
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

Not as sun tolerant as the regular variety. Also not tolerant of too much or too little water. Grow well in bright light to shade.

Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated care

Sunlight Cool Sun/Light Shade
Watering Medium Water Needs
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature winter hardy up to 30 to 32 degrees F.

Excoecaria Bicolor Variegated uses

Ornamental Use:

  • With its dramatically colourful foliage, Eexcoecaria bicolor makes a showy accent plant in any garden
  • It can be grown indoors as a house plant or greenhouse plant and outdoors to add interest and contrast

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Croton plant dropping leaves?

It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil 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 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

Is Croton plant air purifier?

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

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 plant overgrow in the current pot or if 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 lot of water. water it when the upper layer of the soil 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?

Take a piece of the stem from the tree that is about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long and has several leaves. Remove the bottom 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of leaves. Immerse the bare stem into the soil medium and mist thoroughly. It will root in about three weeks if you keep it warm and moist. Growing cuttings of Croton to produce a new plant is the easiest method of propagation.

When to water Croton plant?

Water it when the upper layer of the soil 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, Croton plant have chlorophyll

What is Croton plant?

Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) 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?

It is 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 mid-spring.

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?

Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil 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.

Why is my Croton plant dying?

It is may be 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 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 angiospermic shrub plant.

How to grow Croton plant?

Sunlight Keep the plant in indoor indirect bright light or artificial bright light. Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when the topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Re-potting



Reviews

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Very nice plant to have.

Charu Smita

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Can you ensure that your packaging will not spoil the plant.

Kapil Yadav

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Very good garden plants, worth enough for normal gardening. Got for deal price.

Radhika Arunkumar
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