Plant Care Capitate Croton

Capitate Croton

About Capitate Croton

Capitate Croton is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Capitate Croton likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Capitate Croton belongs to the Croton genus, and is native to the Central and Eastern United States.

⚠️ Capitate Croton is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Croton capitatus

Also known as

Hogwort, Woolly croton and Goatweed

How to care for Capitate Croton


How often to water your Capitate Croton

Water needs for Capitate Croton
0.5 cups
every 9

Capitate 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 Capitate Croton

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Capitate Croton in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Capitate Croton: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Capitate Croton love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Capitate Croton does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Capitate Croton

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

Difficulty Level

Capitate Croton can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Capitate Croton

Capitate Croton

Capitate Croton

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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