Plant Care Croton Nervia

Croton Nervia

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

About Croton Nervia

Croton Nervia is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Croton Nervia likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Codiaeum variegatum 'Nervia'
Codiaeum
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Croton Nervia

Water

How often to water your Croton Nervia

Water needs for Croton Nervia
0.5 cups
every 9

Croton Nervia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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 Nervia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Croton Nervia in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

27% Very Low

Growing Croton Nervia in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 35.5% ☀️

January 26th, 2022

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 35.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 26th, 2022

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 6.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Croton Nervia in your home

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

Croton Nervia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Croton Nervia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Croton Nervia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Croton Nervia: 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 Nervia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Croton Nervia

Nutrient needs for plant Croton Nervia in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 22nd, 2022

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for Croton Nervia

Croton Nervia

Croton Nervia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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