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Indoors or Outdoors! Crotons will fill your Home or Garden with Beautiful Colors!

Crotons Indoor Care

Crotons need lots of bright sun to maintain their colorful leaves, but they can burn in excessively hot, harsh light if exposed all day. The ideal location is an east- or west-facing window that gets 6 to 8 hours of direct sun every day. Since it is a tropical plant, it does benefit from high humidity, so placing it on a pebble tray or regularly misting it will help keep it looking its best. Croton growing in containers should only be watered when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. Then, they should be watered until the water flows out the bottom of the container. The plant should also be kept away from drafts and cold, as it cannot tolerate temperatures below 60 degrees F. (15 C.)

Crotons Outdoor Care

These lovely, hardy plants hail from Indonesia and are winter hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. (Ocala is in Zone 9, but we recommend covering for the occasional frost during our “winters”) and they will add exciting bursts of color to your yard. They require Full or partial sun (although Crotons can grow in the shade, they will not be as colorful). They will prefer partial sun instead of being exposed to very punishing sunlight and should be planted in loose, well-draining soil with lots of organic matter. They require ample space and protection from strong winds


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