Croton: Petra Latin Name: Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'
The Basics This colorful tropical evergreen has variegated leaves that emerge green and are overlaid with yellow, orange, and red. Its upright habit typicaly matures between 5-7 feet tall ( 2-5 feet wide). Ideal as an accent, container, or hedge plant.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; do not overwater Soil Conditions: Well drained Cold Hardiness Zone: 9-11
The Care Fertilize your croton about once per week with a 3-1-2 liquid fertilizer, or less frequently using a slow-release form. If the plant seems to be stunted or suffering from a nutritional deficiency, increase fertilizer quantities slowly, since too much can cause the leaf colors to become dull.