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?

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 



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Sunday, 26 July 2020

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Nice came in good condition

Seema Malgi

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Very nice plant to have.

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