7 Best Types of Croton Plants to Grow at Home

Homifine.com -- Croton is much loved for its bright, showy foliage. Featuring a bold and eye-catching contrast that will liven up and brighten up your home. Croton are also low-maintenance plants. Some crotons thrive in direct sunlight, while other thrive in bright, indirect light. Croton comes in 100 different varieties, but you only need the 7 best types of croton plants to grow at home.

1. Croton Petra

(Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra')


For us, croton petra is the most popular type of croton. Croton petra is a sun-loving plant that grows beautifully in full sun, though some of it can tolerate partial shade. This plant gives you the look of "on-fire" leaves; the leaves are green, yellow, bronze, orange, and burgundy red. This striking plant will help to purify the air in your home.

2. Croton Banana

(Codiaeum variegatum 'Banana')


Croton banana looks fantastic in an indoor container like this one. The plant can reach about two feet indoors. The leaves have oblong-shaped with a bright green color and a splash of yellow tint on them. Croton banana plants prefer bright, indirect light. Plant it in well-draining potting soil and water it when the top soil starts to dry out.

3. Oakleaf Croton

(Codiaeum variegatum 'Oakleaf)


Oakleaf croton has leaves that will remind you of oak leaves. Its tri-lobed leaves are striking in bright green and yellows. The yellow hue will turn reddish as it ages. This lovely plant is not-cold tolerant; it needs bright light and indirect light to grow healthy and happy.

4. Croton Magnificent

(Codiaeum variegatum 'Magnificent')


As the implies, this croton is magnificent, with broad green leaves spotted in bright hues of yellow, orange, pink, purple, and more. Magnificent croton is shade tolerant; its leaves won't lose their beautiful color in dim light. This type of croton like high humidity, you can put it in a place with dappled shade.

5. Superstar Croton

(Codiaem variegatum var.pictum)


Superstar croton amazes with deep green leaves with bright yellow speckles. The leaves have a striking appearance that makes them a superstar in your indoor setting. This croton needs to be watered frequently. Avoid over-watering, which will rot the roots, and being underwater, which will cause the plant to dry out. When the leaves begin to wilt, it could be a sign of the next watering.

6. Zanzibar Croton

(Codiaem variegatum 'Zanzibar')


The Zanzibar croton has a unique shape among other popular crotons. The leaves are long and thin, with green, yellow, orange, and red burgundy hues. The vibrant leaves will draw attention attention to this exotic plant. The Zanzibar croton likes bright, indirect light to grow at home. Fertilize twice a year for good growth.

7. Mammy Croton

(Codiaem variegatum 'Mammy')


Mammy croton infuses your home with pure on-fire energy. That's because the leaves range in color from green to fiery red. Mammy croton has long leaves that curls upward. This plant prefers bright indirect light to grow indoor. Mammy croton is sure to add a splash of color to any room.

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