Plant Care California croton
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California croton

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Taxonomy

Croton californicus
Croton
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for California croton

Water

How often to water your California croton

Water needs for California croton
0.5 cups
every 9

California croton needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 California croton

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for California croton in your home

Light needs and placement for plant California croton: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

California croton love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

California croton does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of California croton in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize California croton

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

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Care Summary for California croton

California croton

California croton


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Ashinbyalex avatar
@Ashinbyalex
leaf-1 75 Plants
xp 3,326 XP
globe Vallejo, California
07/15/2021

This plant is difficult. Ive had about 4 crotons and this one seems to be the only one to live to tell the tale. Shade when its hella hot (90 degrees+) otherwise i just water when Greg tells me to. Others died from being in > than 90•. Another because it wasnt getting enough sun. Once they like their environment u need to keep it there. If i were to bring this guy in the house he would definitely die

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