Plant Care Croton Captain Kidd

Croton Captain Kidd

About Croton Captain Kidd

This plant is one of the many stunning cultivars of Codiaeum variegatum, which is native to the Pacific Islands where it can grow to over 10ft/3m tall! All parts of this plant are toxic, so keep them well out of reach of pets and children.


Codiaeum variegatum 'Captain Kidd'

How to care for Croton Captain Kidd


How often to water your Croton Captain Kidd

Water needs for Croton Captain Kidd
0.5 cups
every 9

Croton Captain Kidd needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Croton Captain Kidd

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Croton Captain Kidd in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Croton Captain Kidd: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Croton Captain Kidd love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Croton Captain Kidd does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Croton Captain Kidd

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Croton Captain Kidd: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Croton Captain Kidd after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Croton Captain Kidd

Croton Captain Kidd

Croton Captain Kidd

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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