Tropical Rainforest Plants The Croton Plant

Croton Plant

The Croton plant is one of the very colorful thick leafed tropical rainforest plants that have become common house plants seen in many homes everywhere, not to mention grown in select tropical gardens around the world.

Also known by its botanical name of Codiaeum variegatum this tropical plant is the perfect addition to any home, planter or garden bed.

If you want to get tropical foliage with lots of colors like Yellow, Red, Green, Orange, Dark Red this croton house plant is perfect.

Its good to know that crotons will develop the brightest leaf colors when planted in shifting sun. Which means it will get sun for most of the day with partial shade.

If you grow them in strictly shaded areas you will still have a healthy plant but it will just mostly be green and not have other colors.

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Croton Plant Care

These plants the codiaeum variegatum, love heat and lots of humidity and will grow best in zones 9 to 13 and are also considered to be a hardy types of evergreen shrubs.

When you plant your croton either indoors as a house plant or outdoors in your garden bed, make sure that the soil is enriched with compost, and peat moss, Loam, and Sand.

When fertilizing its best to use a fertilize that is acidic.

Do this once a month during the summer then when it starts to get colder towards the end of September or beginning of October start using a fertilizer that is high in phosphorus and potash.

These plants can reach up to 6 feet but the ones grown in the rainforest can get much taller, up to 12 feet.

When watering it needs moderate amounts of water

The major things to watch for as far as pests and diseases that can infest or damage the croton plant are scale, mites, thrips, and root rot diseases which is caused by too much watering.

They are also in the category of tender perennials great for adding color to your home or garden.

Also Very Important All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested so be very careful with animals and small children

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These plants can survive in places where the winter months don’t drop below 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit because this will cause these leafs to drop and or may kill the plant.

In areas like this its usually best to grow them indoors or in a greenhouse.

This beautiful plant is native to islands in the Pacific Ocean, Polynesia, southern India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia.

Purchase one for your home or garden and learn how to grow them to create a tropical look for your home.

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