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 Oakland, California.

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?

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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 Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Croton Nervia in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 3rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland 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 Oakland, California

Sunlight will decrease by 26.9% ☀️

November 30th, 2022

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 26.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2022

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of dayli…

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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 Oakland, California ⛅.

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 Oakland, California

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

December 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Oakland is 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 repot…

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

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