Plant Care Gold Dust Croton

Gold Dust Croton

4.3 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Gold Dust Croton has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Gold Dust Croton has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Sun-Spot Croton, Croton Mammy, Picasso's Paintbrush, Sunny star croton, Garden Croton, 'Magnificent' and Banana Croton

Taxonomy

Codiaeum variegatum
Codiaeum
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

What other plant parents say

Gold Dust Croton has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Gold Dust Croton has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Gold Dust Croton has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
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@Bronwen_blo…
Chico, CA
Rating of the plant Gold Dust Croton named Sproutacus by Bronwen_blooms on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

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

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@Leah
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Gold Dust Croton named Cretin by Leah on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

So gorgeous and easy to care for! Love sun, will let you know when it needs water.

Macaroney avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Gold Dust Croton named Hot chip by Macaroney on Greg, the plant care app
03/04/2021

She’s beautiful!! The orange bits of the leaves POP and wow I love her so much

Fairyplantmother avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Gold Dust Croton named Scarlett by Fairyplantmother on Greg, the plant care app
04/18/2021

Don’t let it get too cold or too hot, the leaves will droop

How to care for Gold Dust Croton

Water

How often to water your Gold Dust Croton

Water needs for Gold Dust Croton
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

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 Gold Dust Croton

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Gold Dust Croton in your home

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

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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Gold Dust Croton

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

Care Summary for Gold Dust Croton

Gold Dust Croton

Gold Dust Croton


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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