Gold Dust Croton
4.3 out of 5 (16 experiences)
Also known as
Sun-Spot Croton, Croton Mammy, Picasso's Paintbrush, Sunny star croton, Garden Croton, 'Magnificent' and Banana Croton
What other plant parents say
You have to water it!!! If you let it dry out the leaves will fall out!!! Also I wouldn’t put it in direct sunlight!! But still a cute plant
So gorgeous and easy to care for! Love sun, will let you know when it needs water.
She’s beautiful!! The orange bits of the leaves POP and wow I love her so much
Don’t let it get too cold or too hot, the leaves will droop
How to care for Gold Dust Croton
Gold Dust Croton 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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Gold Dust 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.
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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 Gold Dust Croton after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.