Also known as : Croton Pictum
Care rating : Easy/Medium
Origin: Tropical Asia and Pacific regions
Light: Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!
Water: Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering
Temperature: Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C
Feeding: Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season
Grooming: Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.
Humidity: Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.
Potential issues: Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.
Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children