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 San Jose, 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?

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 San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Croton Nervia in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in San Jose, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 22.4% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 22.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Croton Nervia in San Jose, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, 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 San Jose, California

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

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in San Jose 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 repo…

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

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