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Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Petra) - Plant

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

Croton Petra is a tropical shrub with star-shaped flowers on long stalks. The foliage of Petra is broadly oval with a pointed tip with colors that vary between pink, red, orange, yellow, and green with the veins often times being a lighter color.

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 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

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  • 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:

    • They are eye-catching especially in bright dining rooms and living rooms where their foliage helps energize a room
    • Can be used for Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening, etc

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    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

    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?