4.4 out of 5 (23 experiences)
Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'
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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, …
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 …
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 …
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!
Love the different colors with this plant! But I can never seem to get the water/sun condition just right for it 🤔
Idk really how to take care of this one, but it dries up every once and a while, even with consistent maintenance
He need some water and sun and he’s such a survivor
I love the colors of the Croton family!
Loves the sun!☀️☀️☀️☀️
Great but slow grower
How to care for Croton 'Petra'
Croton 'Petra' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.