60 - 70cm Croton Mami Mammy Codiaeum 21cm Pot House Plant
Croton Mammy, also known as Mammy Croton or Codiaeum variegatum ‘Mammy’, is a popular ornamental plant known for its vibrant and colorful foliage. Here are some care tips to help you keep your Croton Mammy healthy and thriving:
Light: Croton Mammy prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it’s best to place the plant near a window with filtered sunlight or in a location with bright, indirect light.
Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Do not let the soil completely dry out between watering, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot.
Humidity: Croton Mammy thrives in high humidity environments. You can increase humidity by placing a humidifier near the plant or by placing a tray of water near the plant. You can also mist the leaves regularly to help increase humidity.
Temperature: Croton Mammy prefers warm temperatures between 60-85°F (15-29°C). Keep the plant away from drafts and cold windows.
Fertilizer: You can fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Do not fertilize during the dormant season (fall and winter).
Repotting: Croton Mammy grows quickly and may need to be repotted every year or two. Use a well-draining soil mix and a pot that is one size larger than the current pot.
Pruning: You can prune the plant to control its size and shape or to remove any damaged or yellowing leaves. This will also help promote new growth.
Pests: Croton Mammy can be prone to spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Inspect the plant regularly and treat any pests promptly with an appropriate insecticide.
Soil: Croton Mammy prefers a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil to create a soil mix that is well-draining and nutrient-rich.
Following these care tips will help your Croton Mammy thrive and stay healthy.
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