Whether you are looking for a beautiful houseplant, a colorful patio plant, or a vibrant tropical perennial you cannot beat the Croton Petra! This is as close to a rainbow plant as we've found. The Croton Petra will lift your spirits with its cheerful, happy look!
Have deer been munching on your patio plants? Replace them with the deer resistant Croton Petra!
Thick, shiny leaves are loaded with variegated colors. From green to yellow and orange to red and even purple this plant is a virtual rainbow of color!
The Croton Petra offers vivid color and rich texture contrast to traditional plants. Croton plants look beautiful around pools and patios. Plant in groups of 3 or 5 to create a bold look with tons of color and beauty. For the most colorful hedge you've ever seen plant Crotons in a row about 5 feet apart. This exotic plant looks fantastic in containers and is ideal for use as a patio or house plant.
Croton Petras thrive in full to part sun. Indoors, plant your Croton near a sunny window or in a sun room. Crotons need watered when the soil begins to dry out. Add our balanced, slow release fertilizer when planting, in early spring, and late summer for best results.
Croton Petras are hardy in zones 9-11. Cooler climates can plant in containers for the patio and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year. Crotons can also be treated as an annual in zones 8 and colder.
Get your happy on with the most colorful plant out there! Order you Croton Petra today! It is a great gift to cheer up a friend!
|Grows in Zones||9, 10|
|Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Mature Height||8-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'|
How To Care for your new Croton Petra
Croton Petras thrive in full to part sun. Indoors, plant your Croton near a sunny window or in a sun room. Crotons are drought tolerant once established. Water deeply once or twice weekly for the first 3 months. After establishment, water as needed. Whether indoors or out water your Croton Petra when the soil is beginning to dry out. You can test this by putting your finger about 1 inch in the soil. If it is dry to the touch go ahead and water. Add our balanced, slow release fertilizer when planting, in early spring, and late summer for best results. When grown in containers, fertilizer 3 or 4 times per year.
Croton Petras are hardy in zones 9-11. Cooler climates can plant in containers for the patio and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year.
Crotons are deer resistant.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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