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Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by barefootlawns, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. barefootlawns

    barefootlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    What kind of plant is this and what do i do to keep it alive?

  2. xpresskut

    xpresskut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    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.
  3. barefootlawns

    barefootlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    thanks alot how often do i need to water it
  4. scmel04

    scmel04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    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.

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