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Croton Petra

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Size: 4" Pot
Style: Grower Pot
  • Description
  • Care
  • Hardiness
  •  Croton Petra, or Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra', is an evergreen tropical plant with one of the most colorful leaf palettes. Native to southern Asia and the western Pacific islands, Croton Petra has a bright burst of red, yellow and orange colors on its green leaves.

     This exotic plant is a perfect choice for an indoor plant, as its bold, vibrant and bushy foliages can brighten any living space. It also has an air-purifying and detoxifying effect.

     With time, space to grow and proper care, Croton Petra can reach 3-8 feet in length.

     Croton Petra has clusters of tiny yellow flowers, but it is very rare for an indoor Croton to bloom.

  • Croton prefers bright indirect sunlight, and it needs at least 4-6 hours of light daily. Harsh direct sunlight can burn this plant and low light will reduce the variegation in the leaves.

     Croton Petra has medium watering needs. Water only when the top 2'' of the soil is dry and drain well after each watering to avoid root rot. Start with watering once a week and monitor the soil to decide on your schedule.

     This plant prefers rich soils that can retain moisture but still drains well. You can add some peat moss and perlite to regular houseplant soil to increase the drainage.

     Croton should be kept in temperatures between 60°F-80°F and a high humidity level (at least 40-60%). Use a humidifier and mist your plant when the weather is dry, especially during winter.

     This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.

     This plant is toxic to humans and animals so keep it out of reach of curious children and pets.

  • USDA Zone 10-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.

    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via [email protected] if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.