Friday, July 15, 2011

Croton Plant Care

Croton Basic Houseplant Care

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum pictum) is a full tropical plant popular for its wide array of colors during growth. Leaves range from green to yellow when young to shades of red at maturation. Born in open forest, thickets, and shrubs, croton enjoys a warm temperate to tropical climate, rich and fertile soil, and an evenly moist environment

Croton Plant Care: Light Requirements

Croton thrives in full, bright light protected slightly with shade from the direct light of the hot sun. Patios and shrub borders make excellent homes outdoors while the light of a sun room or window seat help indoor croton flourish.

Drafts and fluctuating temperatures may cause croton to suffer leaf drop or damage. Croton will produce the best color under bright light and cool temperatures. Good color production is very likely during the winter if the proper amount of light is maintained. Color production may slow or diminish during the summer if the plants are not kept cool or are over fertilized. Call to the Something Special Florist, 1545 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY 11216, 718-773-5004 and charge it. Visit us at


Croton Plant Care: Water Requirements

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum pictum) desires an environment of high humidity. Indoor and outdoor croton should be watered freely and misted regularly during the growing season. During the winter months, water sparingly with lukewarm to room temperature water.

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