Gold Dust Croton
4.2 out of 5 (209 experiences)
About Gold Dust Croton
These sparkly specimens are a great choice for anyone looking to light up a room. They require abundant light to maintain their bright colors, and new leaves may loose their sparkle over time in low light so be sure they’re able to soak up the sun! ☀️ All parts of this plant are toxic, so keep them well out of reach of pets and children!
Also known as
Sun-Spot Croton, Variegated Croton, Bush on Fire Croton, Croton Victoria Gold Bells, croton 'victoria gold bells', Oakleaf Croton, Gold Star Croton and Croton Tamara
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 Austin, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 1st, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
November 30th, 2022
Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 20.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
December 1st, 2022
This month, Austin is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayligh…
Gold Dust Croton love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Gold Dust Croton does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Austin, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
November 28th, 2022
The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.
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 …
What other plant parents say
This thing is such a baby. Overnight after a few days since watering I’ll wake up to the leaves completely drooling down. After a little water it springs back up within a few hours. I love that it’s a low light thriving plant. As long as you catch those droopy leaves in time and leave it in full/partial shade it will be fine
This is my husband’s project. He loves houseplants with colors. Crotons are not in my wheelhouse. Somehow we’ve managed to keep Croter happy/ish. The leaves do brown. But we have kept it watered, fertilized twice with liquid fertilizer and just let this guy be. Beautiful foliage, all the colors of fall… fingers crossed on its survival through winter.
This baby just died so quickly on me. It got root rot SO easily and so quickly there was no saving it. What’s left of it is in water trying to grow stronger roots, but it is just a white stick with no leaves. One of the most concerning plant deaths as I just don’t know how I went wrong! Be wary and experienced with this one!