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Baby Croton Plant (Codiaeum variegatum)

1)Name of Plant ( common Name/ scientific name)- Baby Croton/ Codiaeum variegatum

2) Type of plant (Indoor/outdoor)- Indoor

3) Size of pot it comes in- 5 inches

4) Seasonal/ perennial-  Perennial

5) Flowering/ Foliage-  Foliage

6) Place to keep- Indirect Bright Light

Availability:

579 in stock

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579 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/07/21
760.00 for 3 item(s)

Baby Croton Plant

About Baby Croton Plant

Baby Croton Plant has dark green leaves which are splattered with bright yellow dots. The yellow spots will fade away on the new growth if the light is low. Baby Croton plants are found in landscapes and indoors as houseplants solely for their good looks. The plants grow to a maximum height of about 3 feet, although other members of the Croton family grow up to 6 feet, with a spread only about 2 feet wide. This is one of the most common cultivars for both indoor and outdoor use.

It is typically offered as an indoor plant, but can also be used outdoors as a seasonal accent plant in containers or plantings of annuals or mixed ornamentals.

Plant specification

Common Name Croton, Zanzibar Croton
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 10 feet
Flower Colour Cream
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Medium.

Planting And Care for Baby Croton Plant

Sunlight

  • Croton plant grows well in bright indirect sunlight.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and porus.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of fertilizer for Baby Croton Plant

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged Baby Croton parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the Baby Croton plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving baby croton plant at your location.

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect light.
  • Do not repot immediately after receiving it.

Special feature of Baby Croton

Croton Plant is an air purifier indoor plant with bright colourful foliage.

Ornamental uses of Baby Croton Plant

  • Can be used for Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening, etc

 

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Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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