Plant Care Bush Croton

Bush Croton

Also known as

encinilla, hierba loca and shrubby croton


Croton fruticulosus

How to care for Bush Croton


How often to water your Bush Croton

Water needs for Bush Croton
0.5 cups
every 9

Bush 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.

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 Bush Croton in your home

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

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

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

Bush Croton does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bush Croton

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bush Croton

Bush 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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