Plant Care Chinese Croton

Chinese Croton

Also known as

Chinese Croton and ChineseCroton


Excoecaria cochinchinensis

How to care for Chinese Croton


How often to water your Chinese Croton

Water needs for Chinese Croton
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Croton needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 Chinese Croton

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Chinese Croton in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

55% Medium

Finding light for Chinese Croton in your home

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

Chinese Croton 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..️

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Chinese Croton

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

Care Summary for Chinese Croton

Chinese Croton

Chinese Croton

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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