Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) is a vibrant and colorful tropical plant known for its stunning foliage. Featuring glossy, leathery leaves in a wide array of shapes and hues, Crotons display bold combinations of red, orange, yellow, and green. These plants thrive in warm, humid conditions and add a burst of tropical flair to both indoor and outdoor settings. Crotons are relatively low-maintenance, requiring bright light, well-draining soil, and occasional pruning to maintain their striking appearance.


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Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Reduce watering in winter when growth slows


Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter.


Crotons thrive in humid conditions. If the air is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles..

Light Requirements

Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth. Crotons prefer full sun but can tolerate some shade.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed


Maintain temperatures between 15°C to 21°C. Crotons are sensitive to cold and should be protected from drafts.

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