- Croton Baby Plant - (Codiaeum variegatum)
Crotons are one of the boldest houseplants you can't miss because of their colorful foliage. They're particularly eye-catching in bright dining rooms and living rooms where their foliage helps energize a room.
|1||Croton Plant, Codiaeum variegatum (Magnificent) - Plant|
|2||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
This variety has brilliant shades of red, orange, pink and yellow spattered across the leaves. Occasionally there will be bits of bronze or a purplish hue as well. It is truly magnificent, just as its name implies. Crotons offer a splash of color to any environment.With thick, leathery leaves that have a shiny surface and that grow in a wide variety of colors, they are admired as an ornamental. They even flower, with both male and female flowers on a given plant but their inflorescence pales in comparison to the red, orange, yellow, black, even green or bluish-purple hues that the leaves produce.
|Plant Height||12 inch (30 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Common Name||Croton, Zanzibar Croton|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 10 feet|
Planting And Care
Croton Plant Care
Croton is propagated by stem cutting and air layering.1. Stem CuttingsPropagation by rooting a stem from a healthy, mature plant is a method commonly used to propagate croton and many other houseplants. Rooting involves cutting a stem with at least three sets of leaves. A wound is created by removing the bottom set of leaves, and new roots form at the wound site. The stem is planted in a container filled with the lightweight potting mixture and then covered with plastic to create a greenhouse atmosphere.2. Air LayeringAir layering is a propagation technique in which a stem is rooted while its still attached to the plant. The process involves making a diagonal cut through one-third to one-half the diameter of the stem. The wound is treated with rooting hormone and kept open with a piece of toothpick or matchstick. Damp sphagnum moss is packed around the area, with the moss carefully covered with plastic wrap. When the stem roots, it is planted in a container filled with lightweight potting soil or a mixture of ingredients such as perlite, sand and peat moss.
|Sunlight||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Temperature||15-26 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Any organic fertilizer|
Croton Plant Special Feature
The colorful foliage and air purification ability.