Tropical Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) makes a breathtaking houseplant. This plant's leathery leaves are decorated in yellow, orange, red, and green variegated patterns. This creates a magnificently showy 'sunset' appearance.
This awe-inspiring, brightly colored shrub hails from Australia and Southeast Asia, where it grows as a slow-growing evergreen perennial. For those living in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11, Croton can be grown outdoors.
In Zones 3 - 9, enjoy this plant as an annual or indoors as a houseplant. Croton deserves a place of honor in your home where it can display its striking foliage and soak up the sunshine.
Croton is one of the few houseplants that love direct light, a south, west, or east facing window is a preferred home for your new Croton. If your home is lacking in light, Croton will appreciate a grow light. Six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day will bring out the gorgeous yellow, red and green foliage of this houseplant.
This tropical plant likes warm temperatures, thriving at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant your Croton in rich, well-drained soil.
Crotons need frequent watering during the growing season to keep their soil moist. Indoor Croton will appreciate higher humidity from a humidifier or pebble tray. During the winter, make sure to protect your plant from cold temperatures and decrease the frequency of watering.
Crotons are slow-growing houseplants, but over time they can reach about three feet in height indoors. This is one of the most stunning air-purifying houseplants around.
Add a sun-loving Garden Croton to your houseplant collection before they're gone. Order from Nature Hills today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Codiaeum Variegatum|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||House Plant Mix|
|Moisture||Regular Water in Spring and Summer, Dry Side in Winter|
|Foliage Color||Multi Colored|