Croton

 

It is obvious to see why the Croton is such a popular houseplant. Vivid foliage and varied leaf shapes make each one individual. These plants have stiff leaves with deep, often contrasting veins and grow from a central stem. These plants prefer a constant temperature so be sure to keep them out of draughts and keep the humidity high. 

It is important not to let the Croton dry out during the growing season and regular feeding will ensure healthy growth. Feeding is not required during the winter.

Care instructions:

  • Keep warm at a minimum of 15 degrees during the winter.

  • Ensure good access to sunlight on an east or west facing windowsill.

  • Water liberally from spring to autumn and sparingly in winter.

  • The air should be moist . Mist leaves regularly and wash the leaves.

  • Repot, if necessary, in spring.

  • To propagate take stem cuttings in spring. A rooting hormone and bottom heat will increase your chances of new roots.