Croton Variegatum Petra

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Maintenance Level
Low
Placements
Outdoor-Shades or Indoor
Toxic
YES
Fragrance
None
Seasons
Summer
Plant Height
12" to 45"

 Water Frequency

Winter

Twice Week

Summer

Daily

  Fertilizer Frequency

Winter

2-3 Month

Summer

Every Month
1
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Croton 'Petra' is a tropical shrub derived from plants firest native to Malaysia and islands in the western Pacific. The star-shaped flowers are produced on long stalks but are insignificant. The foliage of 'Petra' is broadly oval with a pointed tip with colors which 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. However, in hot or very bright conditions, the colors fade and the leaves blanch. Mature crotons are "V" shaped.

Soil Need

Potting Soil Mix

Fertilizer (type)

All Purpose Fertilizer

Growth Pattern

Fast

Pruning

2-3 Month

Re-Potting

Every 12-13 Month

Process :

 

1. When growing your Croton as a house plant, it should be planted in a rich, commercial potting mix.
2. Grow them in a draft free area where they receive full sun or very bright light for at least 4 hours a day.
3. Water regularly. Too little and the leaves will fall and too much will cause a similar effect.
4. Codiaeum's can be rather greedy with fertiliser and because they can grow quite quickly they need a reasonable amount.

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Do's

1. It is a tropical plant, it does benefit from high humidity, so placing it on a pebble tray or regular misting will help keep it looking its best.
2. The plant should be kept away from drafts and cold.

Don'ts

1. Croton plants do not like to be moved, and when they are moved, they can quickly go into shock which results in leaf loss.
2. Don't cut or tease out the roots and handle it gently to minimize the risk of shock and causing the latex sap to bleed, wash your hands afterwards.

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