Croton Petra - Medio

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[ Pot Size: 6'' | Height: 14" - 18" ]
With its radiant, colorful foliage, Croton Petra is a stunning addition to any window that receives a few hours of direct sunlight.
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Croton Petra - Medio

Codiaeum variegatum

[ Pot Size: 6'' | Height: 14" - 18" ]
The Croton Petra has large, thick, leathery leaves in a wide range of brilliant colors. As a member of the Euphorbia family, this plant loves bright sunlight and can grow over 6 feet tall in its natural habitat. Grown as a houseplant, however, the Croton Petra will usually max out at 3 to 4 feet. Croton Petra is especially beloved by the people of Jamaica, as it can be found growing outdoors along many garden paths. Plant delivery in NYC through Plantshed.com, 7 days a week.


  • Geographic Origin: Southeast Asia & the West Indies
  • Features: Colorful foliage
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Great For: Bright light; Tight spaces

Plant Care Guide

Light

Requires bright, indirect sunlight to maintain bright colors. A few hours of direct light is okay—but too much will sunburn the leaves.

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Water

Allow soil to mostly dry out. Water less often in winter.
S (pot 4"-5") : Once a week
M (pot 6"- 8"): Once every 10-14 days
L (pot 10"-14"): Once every 15-20 days
XL (pot 16" & up): Once every month

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Level of Care

Easy! Just make sure it has enough sunlight and warm temperatures.

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Air Purifying

Crotons remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.

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Fertilizer

Feed with slow-release pellets or a liquid, indoor plant fertilizer about 1-2 times a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.

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Temperature

Requires warm conditions above 60°F. Keep away from drafty windows and air conditioners.

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Soil

Use a well-draining, All-Purpose potting soil.

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Pruning & Propagation

Prune branches and leaves just above a node or leaf set, but do not remove more than a third of the stem at a time. To propagate, take a 4-inch stem cutting with at least 3 leaves, and dip stem in rooting hormone before planting in soil.

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Pet Friendly

Sorry! Will cause indigestion if any part of the plant is consumed and the sap can cause skin irritation.