Crotons are a stunning tropical plant that boasts personality and begs for attention. Native to India and Malaysia they’re recognized by their boldly colourful foliage. They make a great “filler” in planters and garden beds and are the perfect pop of colour to energize any space! Croton foliage comes in a wide variety of colour combinations that including purple, green, yellow, red, orange and pink- the Croton is often called the world’s most colourful shrub!
These striking plants grow best when placed in the high light, the more sunlight the better as it assists in producing vibrant, colourful leaves. If you start to notice that your plant gets tall but isn’t producing the beautiful leaves it used to, it is likely because it isn’t receiving enough sunlight- try to relocate your plant to a sunnier location.
Water crotons only when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. If you notice leaves have begun to drop it means your plant is staying too wet or too dry for too long. Be sure to keep the plant at a medium moisture level. When it comes to humidity, Crotons don’t mind it one bit – so a sunny spot in your kitchen, bathroom or near a humidifier would be ideal!
Crotons can be found in a variety of leaf shapes and colours. Colours range from green, variegated, yellow, red, orange, cream, pink and black to a combination of all. Crotons are a great way to add a tropical touch to any space!