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Croton Petra

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$29.98
  • Made up of red, yellow, orange and green foliage
  • Matures to 4-5' wide by 6-8' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 9 - 11
  • Plant in locations that receive full sun
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Description

Introducing the magnificent Croton Petra, a botanical masterpiece destined to elevate your garden to new heights. As a member of the Croton Codiaeum variegatum family, this captivating plant promises to be the focal point of your outdoor oasis. With its striking and multicolored foliage, the Croton Petra brings forth a burst of natural beauty, creating an enchanting ambiance in any landscape.

Key Features: The vibrant leaves of the Croton Petra showcase an exquisite palette of red, yellow, and green, forming a captivating mosaic of colors that truly make it an eye-catching botanical marvel. Its distinctive variegation adds a touch of sophistication and tropical allure to any space, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a stunning and unique addition to their collection.

Mature Size: Keep in mind the mature size of the Croton Petra, which can reach impressive dimensions of 6-8 feet tall by 4-5 feet wide. As this plant matures, it develops into a robust specimen, providing ample foliage to fill and enhance its surroundings. Understanding its growth potential is crucial for strategic placement in your garden or indoor space.

Usage Ideas: Unleash your creativity with the versatile Croton Petra. Whether you prefer to cultivate an exotic tropical garden, adorn your patio with vibrant containers, or add a bold statement piece to your interior décor, this plant adapts effortlessly to various settings. Consider planting it alongside other tropical plants for a lush, vibrant display that transports you to a tropical paradise.

USDA Zone Growing Info: Before introducing the Croton Petra to your garden, it's essential to consider your USDA hardiness zone. This valuable information ensures that the plant thrives in your specific climate conditions. The Croton Petra typically flourishes in zones 9-11, making it an excellent choice for regions with warm temperatures and a tropical climate. If you live in USDA zone 9 or below you should plant this plant in a container that can be moved indoors during the winter or use this plant as a indoor planting.

How to Plant: For optimal growth, plant the Croton Petra in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Choose a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight to bring out the full spectrum of its stunning colors. Ensure adequate spacing to accommodate its mature size, allowing the plant to spread and flourish. Water the Croton Petra consistently, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Where to Plant: The Croton Petra's versatility extends to its planting locations. It thrives as a focal point in your garden, borders, or even in large containers on your patio or balcony. Its adaptability makes it a fantastic choice for both indoor and outdoor settings, adding a touch of tropical elegance wherever it's placed.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

  • Scientific Name
    Codiaeum Variegatum
  • Hardiness Zone
    9, 10, 11
  • Sun Exposure
    Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Variegated, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Multi-Color
  • Uses
    Accent, Container
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Summer

Growing Zones : 9, 10, and 11

Map of USDA Zones 9-10

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Croton Petra

$29.98

Introducing the magnificent Croton Petra, a botanical masterpiece destined to elevate your garden to new heights. As a member of the Croton Codiaeum variegatum family, this captivating plant promises to be the focal point of your outdoor oasis. With its striking and multicolored foliage, the Croton Petra brings forth a burst of natural beauty, creating an enchanting ambiance in any landscape.

Key Features: The vibrant leaves of the Croton Petra showcase an exquisite palette of red, yellow, and green, forming a captivating mosaic of colors that truly make it an eye-catching botanical marvel. Its distinctive variegation adds a touch of sophistication and tropical allure to any space, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a stunning and unique addition to their collection.

Mature Size: Keep in mind the mature size of the Croton Petra, which can reach impressive dimensions of 6-8 feet tall by 4-5 feet wide. As this plant matures, it develops into a robust specimen, providing ample foliage to fill and enhance its surroundings. Understanding its growth potential is crucial for strategic placement in your garden or indoor space.

Usage Ideas: Unleash your creativity with the versatile Croton Petra. Whether you prefer to cultivate an exotic tropical garden, adorn your patio with vibrant containers, or add a bold statement piece to your interior décor, this plant adapts effortlessly to various settings. Consider planting it alongside other tropical plants for a lush, vibrant display that transports you to a tropical paradise.

USDA Zone Growing Info: Before introducing the Croton Petra to your garden, it's essential to consider your USDA hardiness zone. This valuable information ensures that the plant thrives in your specific climate conditions. The Croton Petra typically flourishes in zones 9-11, making it an excellent choice for regions with warm temperatures and a tropical climate. If you live in USDA zone 9 or below you should plant this plant in a container that can be moved indoors during the winter or use this plant as a indoor planting.

How to Plant: For optimal growth, plant the Croton Petra in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Choose a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight to bring out the full spectrum of its stunning colors. Ensure adequate spacing to accommodate its mature size, allowing the plant to spread and flourish. Water the Croton Petra consistently, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Where to Plant: The Croton Petra's versatility extends to its planting locations. It thrives as a focal point in your garden, borders, or even in large containers on your patio or balcony. Its adaptability makes it a fantastic choice for both indoor and outdoor settings, adding a touch of tropical elegance wherever it's placed.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
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