Croton

Croton
Croton, also known as Codiaeum are one of the boldest houseplants out there because of their brightly coloured foliage. With touches of orange, yellow, red and even black, they are perfect for adding tropical tones to your indoor space. There are many different variations of these plants each with its own unique colour pattern. 

Growing Tips

Watering:

Crotons

 require water whenever the soil starts to dry. If they stay too wet or too dry extended periods of time they will start to drop their leaves. 

Sunlight:

Crotons love lots of bright light in order to produce all those colourful leaves and can handle direct sun light. They will not survive well in lower light conditions.   

Temperature:

Temperature: Crotons love humidity. They will thrive in temperatures between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius. They are not a fan of the cold, they are already shivering just at 15 degrees. 

Plant Food:

Crotons like to be fed in the spring and summer months to keep it healthy and growing, usually only about twice per season. They like a standard house plant fertilizer. 

Animal Concerns:

Crotons are toxic to animals. They produce a toxin that can lead to gastrointestinal problems, vomiting and diarrhea if ingested. 

Tip:

Crotons can be finicky when they are moved. Do not panic if they start to drop some leafs after being moved. Keep caring for them as normal, and they will come back.