Croton Petra (Codiaeum Variegatum 'Petra)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Croton Petra (Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra)
Mature Height 3-6 feet
Mature Width 3-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Looking for a bold and colorful statement piece for your home or office? Look no further than the Croton Petra! With its vibrant foliage and unique shape, this plant is sure to impress.

How to Grow

The Croton Petra prefers indirect light and well-draining soil. It is important to avoid overwatering, as this plant is susceptible to root rot. Make sure to allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again.


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Care Tips

To keep your Croton Petra looking its best, keep it in a warm and humid environment. Regularly misting the leaves can help to increase humidity levels. Additionally, fertilize the plant every two weeks during the growing season to promote healthy growth.


The Croton Petra is a popular choice for adding a pop of color to indoor spaces. Its unique shape and vibrant foliage make it a great choice for accenting a variety of decor styles.



Regularly pruning your Croton Petra can help to keep it looking its best. Remove any dead or damaged leaves, and shape the plant as desired. Additionally, keep an eye out for pests and diseases, as this plant is susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites.




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