Croton Petra

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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

Care Instructions

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