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Croton

SCENTIFIC NAME: Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy'

KNOWN AS: Fire Croton, Garden Croton, Variegated Croton, Joseph's Coat

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Southeast Asia | Subtropical

DESCRIPTION: This croton is a beautiful plant that has a lot of color. The leaves are long and squiggly and they are green, yellow, orange, and red.

Croton Care

Watering
This plant likes to stay moist, but not soaking wet. Check the soil frequently in summer to see if it is starting to dry out. In winter, you can be a little more lax and allow the top inch or so to dry out before watering again.
Lighting
Croton houseplants do best in bright, indirect light. Medium Lighiting conditions are tolerated but the plants vibrant colors will not be as present.
Humidity
Keep your Croton moist during the summer months. The ideal humidity for your Croton plant is between 40% and 80%.
Temperature
The plant will do well in average indoor temperatures, but it won't tolerate cold drafts or dry heat from vents. If the leaves start wilting and turning yellow, that means it's not happy.
Toxicity
All parts of this plant are toxic and should be avoided if you have pets and/or young children.
Propagation
To propagate a Croton, you can take a cutting from the top of the stem where there is new growth. Remove any lower leaves so that you have a clear stem before rooting it in water or another medium. Croton can be a bit more stubborn to root than other plants, so it can be helpful to dip the cut stem in rooting hormone first. Once the roots are a few inches long you can pot up your new plant!
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Croton Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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