Croton caring tips

Croton is a beautiful and popular houseplant with colorful, glossy leaves that come in various shades of green, yellow, orange, and red. Here are some tips for caring for your croton plant =>


Crotons require bright, indirect light to thrive. Place your plant near a sunny window, but avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.


Water your croton when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. Be sure not to overwater, as this can cause root rot. In winter, when the plant is dormant, water less frequently.


Crotons prefer high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a humidifier near the plant or placing a tray of water near it.


Crotons prefer temperatures between 60-85°F (16-29°C). Avoid placing them near cold drafts or air conditioning vents.


Fertilize your croton once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer.


Prune your croton to maintain its shape and size. Pinch off the tips of new growth to encourage branching.


Watch out for common houseplant pests like mealybugs, scale, and spider mites. If you notice any pests, use an insecticidal soap to treat them.