Codiaeum Excurrens Croton House Plant 6cm Pot

Codiaeum

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Codiaeum variegatum var. excurrens, also known as the Dwarf Croton or Petra Croton, is a tropical houseplant with colorful, variegated leaves. Here are some tips for caring for your Codiaeum variegatum excurrens:

  1. Light: Codiaeum variegatum excurrens prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves, while too little light can cause the plant to become leggy.

  2. Water: Codiaeum variegatum excurrens prefers moist soil. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry, but be careful not to overwater as it can lead to root rot.

  3. Humidity: Codiaeum variegatum excurrens likes high humidity. You can increase the humidity around the plant by placing a tray of water nearby, using a humidifier, or grouping it with other plants.

  4. Temperature: Codiaeum variegatum excurrens prefers temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). It is important to keep the plant away from cold drafts and air conditioning.

  5. Soil: Codiaeum variegatum excurrens prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.

  6. Fertilizer: Feed your Codiaeum variegatum excurrens with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize during the winter months.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Codiaeum variegatum excurrens to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. You can also remove any yellowing or damaged leaves or stems.

  8. Propagation: Codiaeum variegatum excurrens can be propagated by stem cuttings.

  9. Toxicity: Codiaeum variegatum excurrens is toxic to pets and humans. Its sap can cause skin irritation and its leaves and stems are poisonous if ingested.

By following these tips, you can help your Codiaeum variegatum excurrens thrive and enjoy its colorful foliage in your home or office.

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