Croton, 10in, Mamey

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Crotons are a relatively easy care plant, as long as they are given plenty of light.  They are known for the vibrant colours displayed in their leaves, making them an excellent choice to add a pop of colour to your space.  Croton Mammy features skinny, slighly wavy leaves in a bright green.  Each leaf displays splashes of bright colour in yellow, orange, or red.



Type: Tropical 
Height: 2ft - 4ft
Spread: 1ft - 3ft
Zone: 9-11
Pet Safe: Toxic to pets if ingested. (May cause vomiting or skin irritation).


General Maintenance:  Repot to a slightly larger pot every 1-2 years, as needed.  Trim any browned leaves if neccessary.  Wipe leaves down with a damp cloth regularly to remove any dust or debris, to ensure your plant is able to photosynthesize properly. 

Temperature: Thrives in normal household temperatures, between 15º-26º Celsius.   Keep away from drafts and drastic temperature changes.

Light: Lots of bright indirect light to keep crotons happy and brightly coloured.  Some direct sun is okay, but too much may scorch the leaves.  They do not do well in low light, and will likely drop leaves if they are not getting enough sun.  

Watering:  Soil should be kept evenly moist, and should only dry out slightly between waterings.  If the humidity in your home is low, you may want to add a pebble tray, humidifier, or mist occasionally.

Soil:  Any well-draining potting mix will work well.  Avoid heavy/muddy soils.  Ensure your pot has adequate drainage to avoid root rot issues.

Fertilizer:  Feed with an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer every 3 weeks during the spring and summer months.