Plant Care Croton 'Petra'

Croton 'Petra'

4.4 out of 5 (23 experiences)

Croton 'Petra' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Croton 'Petra' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'
Codiaeum
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

What other plant parents say

Croton 'Petra' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Croton 'Petra' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Croton 'Petra' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Croton 'Petra' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Croton 'Petra' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Thorny4plants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Boris Johnson by Thorny4plants on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

He’s already starting to develop new leaves, even when we’ve only had him about a month. His leaves are gorgeous, but the color has started to fade in my lower light apartment. Getting a grow light, …

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@Greg
Arcadia, CA
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named 诸葛亮 by Greg on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

It’s leaves are SO BEAUTIFUL!!! They look like fireflies ✨ I got them a few weeks ago and have been putting them next to the east-facing window - it’s thriving and growing new leaves. The new leaves …

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Fuego by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

I love this plant! It tells you when it needs water, the leaves start to get droopy. I keep it on an east-facing windowsill. It had three medium sized leaves when I got it, then doubled in size last …

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@Shellm1021
Bakersfield, CA
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Harper by Shellm1021 on Greg, the plant care app
03/08/2021

Pretty dramatic. Will definitely let you know if it’s needing water. Leaves will all droop looking very sad. A little water and some sunshine and this plant is healthy and happy in less than an hour!

Rubiaperdida avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Fern by Rubiaperdida on Greg, the plant care app
02/25/2021

Love the different colors with this plant! But I can never seem to get the water/sun condition just right for it 🤔

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@Christian
Kent, OH
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Fish by Christian on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

Idk really how to take care of this one, but it dries up every once and a while, even with consistent maintenance

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@Denise06
San Antonio, TX
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Crowie by Denise06 on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

He need some water and sun and he’s such a survivor

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@Michelle
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Philomena by Michelle on Greg, the plant care app
03/28/2021

I love the colors of the Croton family!

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@Susan
Paden City, WV
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Crickey Croton by Susan on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

Loves the sun!☀️☀️☀️☀️

Aylha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Goldy by Aylha on Greg, the plant care app
02/19/2021

Great but slow grower

How to care for Croton 'Petra'

Water

How often to water your Croton 'Petra'

Water needs for Croton 'Petra'
0.5 cups
every 9

Croton 'Petra' 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 Croton 'Petra'

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 Croton 'Petra' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Croton 'Petra': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Croton 'Petra' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Croton 'Petra' in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Croton 'Petra'

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

Care Summary for Croton 'Petra'

Croton 'Petra'

Croton 'Petra'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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