Your Croton prefers indirect bright light to direct light. If your croton does not get enough light, you might find the plant grows tall and lanky with sparse leaves that lack rich, dark hues this plant is known for. If you are worried you do not have the right lighting for this plant, use a grow light.


Water your croton when 25-50% of the soil volume is dry. Always check the soil moisture before watering. Water thoroughly until you see water flow out of the drainage hole and discard any excess water in the saucer.


Crotons appreciate a generous amount of humidity. You can boost the humidity by misting the leaves, placing a humidifier nearby, or adding a pebble tray.


Your Croton is most comfortable in temperatures between 60-80°F.


Feed once a month in the spring and summer when it is producing new leaves with a general purpose fertilizer at half strength. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer.


This plant is considered moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.