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 Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 26th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
January 23rd, 2023
Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 33.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
January 25th, 2023
This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…
Gold Dust Croton love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
Gold Dust Croton does not tolerate low-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.
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!