Croton - Codiaeum
Outdoor-Shades or Indoor
10" to 36"
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Codiaeum variegatum, more commonly known as croton, is an evergreen native to Malaysia and islands in the western Pacific. Foliage comes in a wide variety of brightly splashed or spotted, smooth, ruffled or twisted shapes. Croton ‘Gold Dust’ is a compact plant with elliptical to oval leaves which are medium green and liberally dusted with paint-like specks of yellow. Mature crotons are "V" shaped.
Loamy Soil, Clay Sand Mix
Every 12-13 Month
- Croton can be grown using various methods: Seeds,Root Cuttings, Stem Cuttings and or new plant from the parent.
- Check for root development within couple of days.
- Prepare a good potting mix or loamy soil and transpant with developed roots.
- Provide your croton with at least six hours of full sunlight each day to maintain the look of the leaves.
- Plant your croton plant in well-draining soil to prevent insect and mold issues.
- Water the croton at the first sign of wilting in the leaves, or whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
- Feed the gold dust plants fertilizer in the early spring, when blooming begins.
- Cut yellow leaves and damaged branches to avoid pests and fungal attack.
- While watering, slow and deep watering is preferred, pour the water all over the plant foliage
- Avoid repotting plants in large containers, most of the plants need to be group in condensed pots.
- Avoid partial watering and use water sprayers to water equally in all directions pot/plant.