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

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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1Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Gold Dust, Big Leaves)- Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Croton Plant

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.

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

  • 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 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
    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

    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

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    Amazed to see this plant.

    Raghavendra Basavaraj

    Sunday, 01 March 2020

    perfect gift for your office and home.

    Alvisia Sule

    Friday, 14 February 2020

    I ve never ordered a plant online before. Will the plant not die doing delivery?

    Shweta Rajput
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