Caring Tips For Croton Plants
Croton plants are tropical, evergreen plants belonging to the Euphrobiaceae or Spurge family. They are notable for their bright, multicolored foliage, which is why the croton plant is also known as Joseph’s Coat. There are several tips to care your croton plants. Here are some of them. Moderate to high intensity sunlight is what croton plants requires. So, place the plant within 3-5 feet of an east or west-facing window. This would provide the right amount of light the plant requires for its survival. During winters, keeping the light levels up helps the plant in producing better colors. Heavy watering and high humidity environment favors the growth of a croton plant. Moist and well-drained soil keeps the plant in good shape, and so does watering with lukewarm water. If the plant does not get enough water, then its leaves would fall and start to slope downwards.
If the tips of the leaves start taking a brown color, then this indicates poor water supply to the plant. Over-watering of the plant is indicated by wilting. During winters, the growth of the plant would come to a halt and so less water will be required. As with any plants, croton plants also needs to be fed regularly, but during its growing season and less during the winters. Any good quality plant fertilizer may be administered every 3 weeks to make for the plant’s feeding requirements.