Codiaeum Pictum Croton House Plant 6cm Pot

Codiaeum

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Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum, also known as the Croton or Joseph's Coat, is a tropical houseplant with colorful, variegated leaves. Here are some tips for caring for your Codiaeum variegatum:

  1. Light: Codiaeum variegatum 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 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 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 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 prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.

  6. Fertilizer: Feed your Codiaeum variegatum 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 to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. You can also remove any yellowing or damaged leaves or stems.

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

  9. Toxicity: Codiaeum variegatum 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 thrive and enjoy its colorful foliage in your home or office.

Codiaeum Pictum Croton House Plant 6cm Pot House Plant