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Excoecaria Bicolor, Chinese Croton – Plant

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Excoecaria Bicolor- Plant
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black)

299.00 350.00

Estimated delivery date 2022/06/04
624.00 for 2 item(s)

About Excoecaria bicolor

Excoecaria bicolor is subtropical evergreen open shrub that grows 3 to 5 feet tall with lanceolate leaves that are 3 to 5 inches long and are shiny olive green above but glossy blood red below.

Excoecaria bicolor is a very colorful plant. Rich subtle shades of greens and reds. The combination is a symphony. A brilliant lacquered red beneath and the arching woody stems.

With its dramatically colourful foliage, Eexcoecaria bicolor makes a showy accent plant in any garden. This plant can be grown indoors as a house plant or greenhouse plant and outdoors to add interest and contrast.

Plant specification

Common Name Excoecaria Bicolor , Chinese Croton
Maximum Reachable Height 1-2 meters
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Late spring and early summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Excoecaria bicolor Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • It grows well in bright direct sunlight with afternoon shade.

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

  • 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 Excoecaria bicolor variegata 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 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 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 Excoecaria bicolor

Beautiful coloured foliage.

Ornamental uses of Excoecaria bicolor

  • Good for screening, hedges and borders.

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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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