Croton petra is a common tropical houseplant with bright green leaves with white, bronze, purple or pink coloring based on the age and maturity of the plant. Adequate light is an important factor in their care, and if proper lighting is taken into consideration, croton petra can last for years.
Croton Petra will do best in a bright spot, as it needs lots of light to produce all those colorful leaves! If your croton does not get enough light, you might find the plant grows tall and lanky with spare leaves lacking the rich, dark hues.
When the soil begins to dry out, water the plant thoroughly until the water flows out the bottom of the container. They are not as thirsty as other indoor plants, but will drop leaves if kept too dry. Take note—wilting for a Croton means too much water.
Easy care. Don’t panic if your plant drops a few leaves upon arrival. Generally, the Croton Petra does not like to be moved, so a few falling leaves within a week doesn’t mean you are doing anything wrong.
Toxic to pets.
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