The remarkable Croton Petra boasts a captivating display of leaves that can best be described as a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Each leaf features a rich tapestry of hues that range from deep green to vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow.
Scientific Name: Codiaeum variegatum
Common Names: Croton Petra, Garden Croton
Light: Place your Croton Petra in a well-lit spot with plenty of indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sun, which can scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix for optimal growth.
Humidity: Croton Petra thrives in high humidity. Mist the leaves regularly or use a humidity tray to maintain humidity levels.
Temperature: Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid drafts and sudden temperature changes.
Fertilizer: Feed your Croton Petra with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks.
Pet Information: Keep away from curious pets; croton leaves are toxic if ingested