Plant Care Gold Dust Croton Reviews

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4.2 out of 5 (209 experiences)

Gold Dust Croton has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 90
Gold Dust Croton has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 89
Gold Dust Croton has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 54
Gold Dust Croton has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 34
Gold Dust Croton has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 13
Gold Dust Croton has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 12
Gold Dust Croton has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
Gold Dust Croton has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Kmhsrb1988 avatar
@Kmhsrb1988
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 617 XP
09/04/2021

We have forgotten to water this thing many times and it still looks amazing… in fact it looks better now than when we bought it. We left it outside for the summer months and just brought it in last week and it seems to be doing great in here, too. We have it in our living room where we have a large window and the sun comes up on this side and sets on the other side of the house. We have a blind (typically open but 1/2) over the window so it isn’t in direct light and it is more than 3 ft away from it.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Asia avatar
@Asia
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 364 XP
08/31/2021

This plant is not pet friendly AT ALL. It is very toxic to animals and even humans, you should use gloves while tending to the leaves or wash hands immediately after. I had no idea until my pig ate half a leaf which forced me to research. I got mine second hand and it had tons of fungus gnats. Very beautiful plant with exotic leaves that catch the eye, i just didn’t have the best experience unfortunately:(

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Liibby avatar
@Liibby
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 510 XP
08/20/2021

I put this baby outside and it died

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@J0rd4n
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 72 XP
08/09/2021

good plant, doesnt need much water

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tatianamoss avatar
@Tatianamoss
leaf-1 61 Plants
xp 8,480 XP
globe Denver, CO
08/07/2021

Oof. I am not good with Crotons! He was beautiful and lush when I got him and he’s slowly started to deteriorate. I’ve moved him to different spots so he could get more sun and bright indirect light, I’ve tried watering him less and then watering him more…he’s just an unhappy camper so I put him outside. I can’t do anything right with him.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Kikigoldblatt
leaf-1 83 Plants
xp 109,938 XP
globe Oliver Springs, TN
07/27/2021

Beautiful colors and easy to take care of. They need bright light in order to survive and get the beautiful colors they produce.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Cat_aholic
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 2,413 XP
globe Tyler, TX
07/24/2021

I like this plant a lot but make sure to bottom water it because I have ran into a lot of problems when it comes to top watering like white mildew around the stocks which really stunted the growth

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Jitzie avatar
@Jitzie
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 858 XP
07/21/2021

I... Absolutely demolished this poor plant. I'm definitely going to try again. It is definitely a survivor given how long it lived despite the fact that I continuously mucked it up.

Survivor Survivor
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@Byrdt80
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 588 XP
globe St. Louis, MO
07/16/2021

This plant is easy and a shear joy.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Mary avatar
@Mary
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 194 XP
07/14/2021

Caladiums like their soil moist and mostly sunny.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@Brandylvsplants
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 6,167 XP
07/12/2021

I love Joe’s colors! I see two new green leaves growing. I wonder what color they will turn?

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Poptart76
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 966 XP
07/08/2021

Beautiful and loves the sun

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Mikaela.s
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 458 XP
06/30/2021

Honestly, finding that I’m not a huge fan of crotons in general…

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Superkatastic avatar
@Superkatastic
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 462 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA
06/30/2021

very resilient and easy to care for! makes lots of leaves for a super full happy plant and doesn’t need direct sunlight.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Superkatastic avatar
@Superkatastic
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 462 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA
06/29/2021

easy to take care of but does not like being near a window where it gets heat radiated onto it

Survivor Survivor
Prathik avatar
@Prathik
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 169 XP
globe Boston, MA
06/22/2021

She’s temperamental

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Friendshipgarden
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 213 XP
globe Austin, TX
06/19/2021

Be wary of overwatering, but new leaves are sprouted almost everyday!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sophia avatar
@Sophia
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe Lake Arrowhead, CA
06/12/2021

Super low maintenance from my experience

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
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@Sherrylynn
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 7,716 XP
globe Barrington, Nova Scotia
06/11/2021

Very fussy about water light and placement… however when they find the right fit they thrive … I love it … slow to grow but so pretty 🥰

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@Vicc
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 1,030 XP
globe New York
06/10/2021

This is a beautiful plant that will stand out amongst others. One of my favorite things about it is how fast it grows. With that said, if it does not receive enough water the leaves will quickly fall off. They begin to droop as soon as they lack moisture. Moral of the story, water this bad boi properly, sit back, and watch it out-grow everything else.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily