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Croton  Codiaeum Variegatum San Francisco

Croton Codiaeum Variegatum San Francisco

The croton is a beautiful houseplant known for its variegated foliage covered in green, scarlet, orange, and yellow splotches and its easy care specifications. Also called “garden croton, or Joseph's Coat,” these gorgeous plants are native to the tropical forests of southeast Asia and Oceania.
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Grow crotons in a bright spot: They like lots of light to produce all those colorful leaves. If your croton doesn't get enough light, you might find the plant grows tall and lanky, with few leaves that don't have deep, rich hues. Ideally, your croton should cast a good strong shadow much of the day where you grow it. Happily, it thrives in both natural and artificial light.

Water crotons when the top couple of inches of the potting mix starts to dry. They're not as thirsty as many other common houseplants (such as peace lily, fittonia, or polka dot plant), but do need regular watering. Crotons will drop their older leaves if they stay too wet or too dry for extended periods. If you're not sure whether it's time to water your croton, it's usually better to let it stay a little too dry than too wet over time.

Weight1kg
Foliage brilliantly coloured, glossy, leathery leaves
Size 90 cm up to 304 cm
Watering A deep watering once weekly
Light Croton plants develop their best colors when grown in bright light. As houseplants, they must be situated in a sunny window.
Temperatureideal temperature for these plants is between 70 and 80 °F (21 and 27 °C) during the daytime, and 65 °F (18 °C) at night.
Toxicity Croton plants emit a milky sap from broken stems that can cause contact dermatitis on humans and animals
Pestsmealybugs, scale, thrips or spider mites.
Problems Anthracnose, Bacterial leaf spot, Stem gall and canker, Crown Gall

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