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Croton Petra Plant

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Croton Petra Plant

The Petra is 1 of the boldest houseplants around. You can't miss crotons because of their colorful foliage. Often boldly marked with bright yellow, orange, red and even black, crotons are perfect for adding a tropical touch to indoor decor. They're particularly eye-catching in bright dining rooms and living rooms where their foliage helps energize a room. Boost croton's appeal even more by growing yours in a colorful pot that accents the brilliantly colored foliage.

  • Grow crotons in a bright spot: they like lots of light to produce all those colorful leaves
  • Water crotons when the soil starts to dry, they are not as thirsty as many other common houseplants, but will drop leaves if they stay too wet or too dry for extended periods
  • Like most houseplants, they also appreciate abundant humidity
  • Fertilize croton in spring and summer to keep it healthy and growing, crotons only need fertilizer once or twice during the season
  • Enjoy in bright living rooms, dens and bedrooms


Easy To Grow

Low Maintenance

Great For Mass Plantings

Good For Containers

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    Ideal position:

    Full Sun

    6 + Hours best

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    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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    Healthy Temperatures:

    Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

    Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11

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    Growth Outlook:

    Height : 10-12"

    Wide: 18 - 24" 

    Growth Rate: Fast

    Plant Spacing: 12" - 18"

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    Pet Friendly - yes

    Toxicity: Safe for pets

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    Suitable Landscapes

    Evolvulus glomeratus works well for any spaces that need to be filled in or even as a background cover meant to accent taller flowers. While it’s beautiful on its own or hung in planters, it’s when planted in huge borders or in large areas that this stunning plant really shines. If there’s enough of it, it quite literally looks like one giant carpet of dazzling blue flowers, which some even consider hypnotic, hence the name “blue daze.”

    This plant has many different planting or landscaping options, including:

    • Container planting
    • Ground cover
    • Large areas
    • Alpine gardens
    • Coastal/saltwater gardens
    • Edging or borders
    • Mass planting

    How to Care for These Flowers

    While you already know that these flowers are suitable for ground cover, they’re also a perennial that will come back year after year, and they work just as well in hanging pots or containers. They’re also perfect for rock gardens, as they will cascade attractively and cover bare spaces between stones. When hung in a pot, the tendrils and flowers will hang down over the pot’s sides with a pleasing effect.

    They’re also self-cleaning, so you don’t have to spend any time deadheading to make it bloom again. However, deadheading can be done if desired. It does help encourage the blooms to return, but it’s not a necessity like it is with some other plants. Another great benefit of growing these beautiful flowers is that deer don’t really like it—so you don’t have to worry about waking up and seeing your flower bed has been munched down to the dirt.

    Plant spacing

    Spacing: Plant 12" apart