Crotons were originally an outdoor decorative plant and have only become a popular indoor houseplant within the last 15-20 years. They have beautiful multicoloured, hard, leathery leaves in red, yellow, green, orange, and black. The leaf shapes on a Croton Plant can be long, narrow, wide, and elliptical. Individual leaves and entire Croton plant branches can be used in flower arrangements. The leaves easily root and can also be added to dish gardens. Croton Plants are a little temperamental and not as forgiving as some other houseplants, but are a bright addition to any home or office.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Crotons are very Poisonous Houseplants with a #3 toxicity level.
LIGHT CONDITIONS: Croton houseplants need bright light to maintain their colourful leaves. If there is insufficient light, new leaves are green not predominantly yellow, red, or orange. Too much direct sun causes phototoridation, a condition that makes Croton leaves grey and dull looking.
WATER CONDITIONS: Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering a Croton Plant. Crunchy leaves indicate over-watering. Leaves become soft and droop when your Croton needs water. When a Croton is severely over or under-watered leaves drop off. Ideally, place a humidifier nearby, as high humidity is extremely beneficial for your Croton plant.
Please note, Sweetpea's works with locally grown plants and each of our potted arrangements are unique in their own way. The assortment shown is an example of the size, colour and varieties of plants available. Your potted arrangement will vary based on the time of year, potting options and budget you've selected.