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Croton Variegatum, Codiaeum Variegatum (Maroon) - Plant

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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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Croton Variegatum, Codiaeum Variegatum (Maroon) Plant
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Croton Variegatum, Codiaeum Variegatum (Maroon)

Plant height: 10 - 17 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches

The coloration of Croton Variegatum Maroon is simply stunning, and it adds an exotic touch to your home or garden. Croton plants are incredibly varied plants that are often grown outdoors in tropical climates, but also make excellent houseplants. Crotons come in a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors.
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.

Common name(s): Croton, Zanzibar Croton
Flower colours: Cream
Bloom time: Summer
Max reachable height: Up to 10 feet
Difficulty to grow: Medium.

Planting and 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
Soil: Well-drained
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 15-26 degrees C
Fertilizer: Any organic fertilizer

Caring for Croton Variegatum

  • 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.

Typical uses of Croton Variegatum

Special features: The colorful foliage and air purification ability.

Ornamental use: Can be used for Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening, etc.

References

  • http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/croton.html
  • http://www.plantandflowerinfo.com/plant_care_croton
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/croton-plants-outdoors-35056.html

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5 / 5 Pradeep br 19 June 2018
Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well
5 / 5 Raghvendra Singh 11 June 2018
Good growth and 90% germination
5 / 5 Purvi Shah 07 June 2018
Beautiful healthy plants delivered straight to the doorstep.
5 / 5 Jayanthi Babu 28 May 2018
What can i do to maintain my plant?
4 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 24 May 2018
Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well

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