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Croton Petra

Regular price $28.99
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The colorful leaf palette of the Croton Petra is a fall and winter favorite, but can be grown anytime of the year. It's bright red, yellow, orange, and green leaves brighten the corner of any home. New green growth will start coloring up as it matures when it is situated in an eastern, southern, or western window to gain lots of bright, indirect light. The more sun it gets, the more rainbow shades will appear in its unique variegated foliage. Stripes or red, pink, and yellow will contrast beautifully with the darker green foliage. 

Give it room to grow over time as it can reach 3-8 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide, adding tropical vibes to any room. The Croton Petra is full of vibrant, beautiful colors. A rainbow marvel, with the proper care can add warmth to your place of peace. In some parts of the world, it even can be grown as a full outdoor shrub or tree.


Produces multicolored leaves in moderate to bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate lower light, but its leaves will stay green like its new growth. It needs 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight a day to keep it colorful and vibrant.


Water every 1 week, allowing soil to dry out halfway down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.  Add humidity through spritzing, a humidifier, or a pebble tray to keep this plant moist and happy.

Sick Plant Signs
Mushy leaves or black stems: Overwatered
Leaf drop, dry potting mix: Thirsty plant, underwatered
Leaf drop, moist potting mix: Not enough light
Loss of color: Not enough light

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