Croton Petra - Piccolo

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[ Pot Size: 4'' | Height: 10" - 14" ]
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 - Piccolo

Codiaeum variegatum

[ Pot Size: 4'' | Height: 10" - 14" ]
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, 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


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



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


Level of Care

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


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.



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.



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



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


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.


Pet Friendly

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

Croton Petra - Piccolo