Croton variegatum Captain Kidd, Codiaeum variegatum Captain Kidd – Plant

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Crotons are one of the boldest houseplants you can’t miss because of their colorful foliage. They’re particularly eye-catching in bright dining rooms and living rooms where their foliage helps energize a room.

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Croton variegatum Captain Kidd
10 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot

Description for Croton variegatum Captain Kidd

Plant height: 14 – 23 inches
Plant spread:

are incredibly varied plants that are often grown as a houseplant. The croton indoor plant has a reputation for being fussy, but in reality, if you know about caring for a croton houseplant properly, it can make for a resilient and hard-to-kill plant. The croton plant is often grown outdoors in tropical climates, but also make excellent houseplants.
Crotons come in a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors. Leaves can be short, long, twisted, thin, thick and several of these combined.

Common name(s): Croton variegatum Captain Kidd
Flower colours: Cream
Bloom time: Summer
Max reachable height: Up to 10 feet
Difficulty to grow: Medium.

Planting and care

Croton is propagated by stem cutting and air layering.
1. Stem Cuttings Propagation by rooting a stem from a healthy, mature plant is a method commonly used to propagate croton and many other houseplants. Rooting involves cutting a stem with at least three sets of leaves. A wound is created by removing the bottom set of leaves, and new roots form at the wound site. The stem is planted in a container filled with the lightweight potting mixture and then covered with plastic to create a greenhouse atmosphere.
2. Air Layering Air layering is a propagation technique in which a stem is rooted while it’s still attached to the plant. The process involves making a diagonal cut through one-third to one-half the diameter of the stem. The wound is treated with rooting hormone and kept open with a piece of toothpick or matchstick. Damp sphagnum moss is packed around the area, with the moss carefully covered with plastic wrap. When the stem roots, it is planted in a container filled with lightweight potting soil or a mixture of ingredients such as perlite, sand and peat moss.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 15-26 degrees C
Fertilizer: Any organic fertilizer

Caring for Croton variegatum Captain Kidd

  • Croton likes bright sunlight but benefits from partial or filtered shade during hot summer afternoons. Too much sunlight bleaches the colors in the leaves.
  • Water croton until water trickles through the drainage hole when the top of the soil feels dry, and then allow the pot to drain freely.
  • Croton is a light feeder that benefits from a monthly fertilization schedule. Use an organic fertilizer.
  • Re-pot indoor crotons every two years to encourage healthy growth.

Additional information

Scientific name

Croton

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