Plant Care Croton 'Petra'
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Croton 'Petra'

4.2 out of 5 (45 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 21
Croton 'Petra' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Croton 'Petra' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
Croton 'Petra' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Croton 'Petra' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Croton 'Petra' has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Croton 'Petra' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Croton 'Petra' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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Tualatin, OR
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Sproutacus by Risaree1957 on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

This plant loves the sun and grows fast. I’ve only had about 6 weeks and even though it was in a low light area it bloomed. I water once a week. I have moved closer to the window and I’m getting more…

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Tualatin, OR
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Sproutacus by Risaree1957 on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

This plant loves the sun and grows fast. I’ve only had about 6 weeks and even though it was in a low light area it bloomed. I water once a week. I have moved closer to the window and I’m getting more…

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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
Los Angeles, 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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Edmonton, AB
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named McKinley by Evergreengarden on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

When I first brought her home, she dropped all her leaves from the stress. Typically this would’ve sent me into a panic but I had previously read that was normal for a croton, that information helped…

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Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Raimi by Tatenewman14 on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

A little tricky of a plant here in CO; it needs a lot of moisture. And it almost died due to infrequent watering while I was learning about its nature. But I have notice new leaves starting to unfurl…

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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!

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Wytheville, VA
Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Agnivo by Addisoncampbell on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

Petra Crotons are beautiful. They have such pretty colors that grow with the right amount of light. They’re also super easy to grow and aren’t high maintenance!!

Mikaela.s avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Croton 'Petra' named Petra by Mikaela.s on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

Definitely a more dramatic plant. Needs lots of light and water. And if you miss watering for a day, all the leaves droop and look like they’re gonna fall off.

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 located in Saint Paul, MN.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Croton 'Petra' in Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, MN

88% High

Growing Croton 'Petra' in Saint Paul right now

Light needs for plant Croton 'Petra' in Saint Paul, MN

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 15th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Saint Paul is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Croton 'Petra' in Saint Paul, MN

Sunlight intensity will increase by 9.1% ☀️

June 15th, 2021

Saint Paul is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Saint Paul is expected to increase by 9.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Croton 'Petra' in Saint Paul, MN

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

June 15th, 2021

This month, Saint Paul is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.4 total hours of …

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Saint Paul, MN ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Croton 'Petra' thrive 🌿!

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.

When to repot Croton 'Petra'

Nutrient needs for plant Croton 'Petra' in Saint Paul, MN

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 10th, 2021

The growing potential in Saint Paul is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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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 your location in Saint Paul, MN, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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