Plant Care Tips: Croton Petra

Are you ready to introduce a burst of color and tropical flair into your indoor space? Look no further than the Croton Petra, a stunning house plant renowned for its vibrant foliage and striking hues. If you're lucky enough to have this botanical gem in your home, it's essential to provide the proper care to ensure its health and beauty.

Please note: This plant is toxic if ingested, so we recommend keeping away from pets and children. Its beautiful leaves can also cause skin irritation, so we suggest using gloves when handling.

Lighting: Place near a window where your Croton can receive bright, indirect sunlight throughout the day! Direct sunlight for prolonged periods can scorch their leaves. If your Croton Petra's colors start to fade, it may need more light.

Watering: Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. In winter, reduce watering frequency to prevent waterlogged soil.

Temperature: Croton Petra plants thrive in 60 - 80°F. Avoid exposure to cold drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations, as this can stress and damage the plant. Crotons like humid environments, making them perfect candidates for bathrooms or kitchens with higher moisture levels.

Pruning: Croton Petra plants have a bushy growth habit, and occasional pruning can help maintain their shape and encourage new growth. Trim away any leggy or overgrown branches, as well as any yellow or damaged leaves, using sharp, clean pruning shears.

With a little love and attention, your Croton Petra can thrive and continue to brighten up your living space for a long time!