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Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Petra) – Plant

(6 customer reviews)

299.00 350.00

Estimated delivery date 2022/01/31
883.00 for 3 item(s)


About Croton Plant

Croton Petra is a tropical shrub with star-shaped flowers on long stalks. The foliage of Petra is broadly oval with a pointed tip with colors that vary between pink, red, orange, yellow, and green with the veins often times being a lighter color. This is one of the most common cultivars for both indoor and outdoor use. Croton 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 Specifications

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

Planting And Care


  • Place your croton where it will receive morning sunlight each day.


  • It require well-drained soil rich in organic matter.


  • Water only when the soil feels dry to touch.
  • Soil must never be allowed to dry out completely.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Apply organic fertilizers during spring and rainy season.
  • Loosen the soil without damaging the roots. It will help the plant to uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.


  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in required light condition.

Plant Protection

  • Wipe the dust from the leaves with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Remove dead, decay and infected part of the plant.
  • For insect attack apply neem oil or any organic insecticide.

Croton Plant Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it.
  • Do not overwater them suddenly. Check the moisture in the soil.
  • If it is too dry then apply water gently.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright sunlight area to settle down easily.
  • Gradually move the plant from shade to the area that receives morning sunlight.
  • Croton can survive in indoor as well as outdoor conditions.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Moderately
Soil Well-drained
Temperature 15-26 degrees Celsius
Fertilizer Any organic fertilizer

Croton Plant Special Feature

The colorful foliage of croton along with air purification ability makes it unique and special.

Croton Plant Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • They are eye-catching especially in bright dining rooms and living rooms where their foliage helps energize a room
  • Can be used for Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening, etc

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

Based on 6 reviews

5.0 overall

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  1. shalinibohra15 (verified owner)

    Happy with my purchase


  2. mrinaldas.haridwar

    It look like antique plant ……. very attractive


  3. harsh.chaudhary0304

    Got very bushy and healthy plant.


  4. tayyabforest

    Excellent experience.


  5. shalinibohra15 (verified owner)

    Healthy plant ?


  6. Apoorva Shrivastav (verified owner)

    Just awesome

    Apoorva Shrivastav