Plant Care Instructions*
The croton is an easy-to-grow houseplant known for its variegated foliage covered in green, scarlet, orange, and yellow splotches.
Temperatures between 65-80ºF (18-27ºC) are ideal, and no lower than 60ºF (15ºC). Avoid cold drafts from near windows and doors.
The croton must have plenty of light to remain healthy in appearance.
Keep the soil moist using tepid water from Spring until the end of Summer. You will need to water much less during winter.
A peat (2 parts) based potting mixture with perlite or sand (1 part) added works well, or other well-draining types.
A diluted fertilizer used every 2 weeks is ideal to feed this plant with during the growing season (Spring - Fall).
Re-pot once every 2 -3 years. Only change the pot to one size larger once the plant has outgrown its pot, although it does like its roots to be crowded.
The croton plant enjoys high humidity levels - so where possible improve the humidity of a room with a humidifier or place the plant on a tray of pebbles and water.
* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.
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