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barefootlawns
03-12-2006, 12:46 PM
What kind of plant is this and what do i do to keep it alive?

xpresskut
03-13-2006, 11:14 AM
It is a Croton.
They like lots of light. Moist soil. Keep the tops cut out to maintain a bushy plant. Otherwise they get a little leggy.

barefootlawns
03-13-2006, 04:46 PM
thanks alot how often do i need to water it

scmel04
01-29-2007, 10:01 PM
This plant shouldn't be confused with the genus Croton, which is a different plant. The genus of this plant is Codiaeum, but is commonly called a Croton plant.

These plants like warmth and high humidity, so misting it during it's growth period helps achieve this. Just water it regularly - don't let the soil dry out. Applying a general purpose fertilzer every 2-3 weeks can also be beneficial. They are prone to some pests, so keep an eye out for them.