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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

31% Very Low

Growing Croton Nervia in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 3rd, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 41.6% ☀️

February 3rd, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 41.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.6 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours o…

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

January 30th, 2023

The growing potential in Philadelphia 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 …

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

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