Croton Petra is a tropical shrub with star-shaped flowers on long stalks. The foliage of Petra is broadly oval with a pointed tip with colors that vary between pink, red, orange, yellow, and green with the veins often times being a lighter color. This is one of the most common cultivars for both indoor and outdoor use. Croton is typically offered as an indoor plant, but can also be used outdoors as a seasonal accent plant in containers or plantings of annuals or mixed ornamentals.
About the Plant-
Common Name- Croton, Zanzibar Croton
Scientific Name- Codiaeum variegatum
Flower Colour- Cream
Bloom Time- Summer
Croton plant care-
Light- Croton plants develop their best colors when grown in bright light. As houseplants, they must be situated in a sunny window.
Water- Croton plants are somewhat drought-tolerant, due to the waxy coating on their leaves, and it is easy to overwater them. Water when the top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Temperature- 15-26 degrees Celsius
Soil- Well drained Fertile soil. Rich in organic matter.