Chinese croton, also known as Picarra in the Philippines, is a Chinese and Japanese native plant. It's a low-growing shrub with arching stems and variegated pale green leaves that are off-white on top and brilliant lacquer red beneath. It loves open, sunny locations with good soil and requires frequent irrigation.
- Light - Chinese Crotons will do best in a bright spot, as it needs lots of light (if possible 4-6 hrs. Per day) 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.
Water - Water when the top 25%-50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot.
Humidity - Crotons appreciate a generous amount of humidity. You can boost the humidity by misting the leaves.
Tips: Don’t panic if your plant drops a few leaves upon arrival. Generally, the Chinese Crotons does not like to be moved, so a few falling leaves within a week doesn’t mean you are doing anything wrong.
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