Plant Care Croton Nervia

Croton Nervia

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

About Croton Nervia

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.

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 Houston, Texas.

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 Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Croton Nervia in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 3rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston 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 Houston, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 18.8% ☀️

December 3rd, 2022

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 18.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Croton Nervia does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.

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

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