Codiaeum variegatum plant Care and Instruction
Codiaeum variegatum or Croton is a hard-to-grow house plant with brightly colored leaves. Best foliage color develops in high light to semi-sun. Allow the soil surface to dry slightly between waterings. Any house plant fertilizer may be used according to label directions during the growing season. Croton requires a minimum temperature of 60°F (15°C) with ideal temperatures 80°F (27°C). Repot in March and expect lower leaves to drop as the plant ages. Croton responds to extra humidity but leaf drop occurs in low humidity or temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
Light – Indoor Filtered Light, Outdoor Shade, Outdoor Sun
Place – Balcony, Living Room
Water – Daily
Fertilizer – Humus peat loosely
Temperature – 27-32°C (80-89°F)