Gold Dust Croton
4.2 out of 5 (133 experiences)
Also known as
Sun-Spot Croton, Croton Mammy, Picasso's Paintbrush, Sunny star croton, Garden Croton, 'Magnificent', Banana Croton, Variegated Croton, Bush on fire Croton, Zanzibar Croton and Luna croton
What other plant parents say
Crotons are such a struggle for me. I have already had one loose all leaves and die. I kept this one alive for a year, it was small, and slowly but surely dropped all its leaves until it only had th…
I purchased this from a second hand seller. Not thinking about it, I placed the plant in the car and immediately noticed Fungus Gnats! Tons of them!!! After letting the soil dry out, I repotted him …
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…
honestly, i’ve only had this baby for a few weeks (i’ve been procrastinating putting him up on greg because i didn’t want to get him down), but i’ve been just watering him every few days when he gets…
Literally such a beautiful plant, but very very stubborn and if you stray from directions, you’re screwed. I’m currently in the screwed stage, so let’s hope he gets in a better condition but they are…
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
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.
Very pretty. This plant will definitely let you know if you forgot to water! It’s actually a nice quality of it. Once watered, it perks right up and is fine!
Crotons are very sensitive to movement- I brought mine home from the store ans it lost all its leaves and took about a month to start regrowing them
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
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 located in Denver, CO.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
August 6th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
August 6th, 2021
Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 10.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
August 5th, 2021
This month, Denver is getting an average of 13.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.4 total hours of dayl…
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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Denver, CO ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Gold Dust Croton thrive 🌿!
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.
July 30th, 2021
The growing potential in Denver 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 any pl…