Croton Plant For Airpurifier

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Croton Plant For Airpurifier

Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) are incredibly varied plants that are often grown as houseplants. The croton indoor plant has a reputation for being fussy, but in reality, if you know about caring for a croton houseplant properly, it can make for a resilient and hard-to-kill plant.

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Crotons (scientific name for croton: Codiaeum variegatum) are stunning shrubs that grow to be five to six feet tall.
The coloration is simply stunning, and it adds an exotic touch to your home or garden. The first time I brought home
a croton plant I was thrilled at how it looked in my home, but shortly after the journey home, the plant began to drop
its leaves. I was worried that it was being caused by something I did perhaps I was not caring for the tropical plant
properly.

Croton Varieties Include:-

Sloppy Painter, Gold Dust, Red Bravo, Stoplight and Corkscrew.

How to Care of Croton Plant

Light: Bright light with at least two or three hours of direct sunlight daily is necessary for good colouration. The normal leaf loss of older Codiaeum variegatum will be much increased in inadequate light.

Temperature: Codiaeum variegatum grow well in normal room temperatures; do not let the temperature fall below 13°C (55°F). For adequate humidity stand the pots on trays of damp pebbles.
Keep these plants protect them from drafts and severe fluctuations in temperature.

Watering: During the active growth period water plentifully – enough to keep the potting mixture thoroughly moist but never allow pots to stand in water. In the rest period give only enough water to keep the potting mixture from drying out completely.

Feeding: Apply to Codiaeum variegatum plants a liquid fertilizer about every two weeks from the begin of spring until late autumn.

Potting and repotting: Use a soil based potting mixture. Move plants into pots one size larger each spring until the maximum convenient pot size – probably 20 cm (8 inch) – is reached, thereafter, annual top dressing with fresh potting mixture suffices. Remove the top 5 to 8 cm (2-3 inch) of soil and replace with fresh soil. Take care not to harm any roots that may be near the surface.

 

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