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Croton | Codiaeum variegatum Pictum
 
Croton
Plant Features:
One of the boldest houseplants around, you can't miss crotons because of their colorful foliage. Often boldly marked with bright yellow, orange, red, and even black, crotons are perfect for adding a tropical touch to indoor decor. They're particularly eye-catching in bright dining rooms and living rooms where their foliage helps energize a room.

Outdoors in the North, crotons make for fun container plants, boldly accenting other favorites such as lantana, angelonia, and pentas.

Growing Crotons
Grow crotons in a bright spot: They like lots of light to produce all those colorful leaves. Like most houseplants, they also appreciate abundant humidity. You can boost humidity for your croton by growing it in a well-lit kitchen or bathroom, placing a small humidifier nearby, or grouping it nearby other houseplants.

In warm-winter climates that don't see frost, crotons grow as lively landscape shrubs. They're often used as dramatic hedges or bold focal points in the yard.
 
 
Resiliant
Resiliency
Tolerant
 
Lighting
Light Exposure
High Light
 
Temperature
Temperature
Above 50°F (10°C)
 
Water
Watering
Keep soil moist, but do not let your croton stand in water or dry out for extended periods.
 
Average Size
Average Size
To 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide
 
Toxic
Caution
This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption
 
Fertilized
Fertilizer
Fertilize every 2 to 4 months
 
Recommend
Recommendation
Windows, porches and patios
 
O2forYou
O2 for You
Scientific studies have shown that croton efficiently filters VOCs and other toxins from indoor air!
 
 
 
 
 
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