Croton Plants

Croton Plants for indoor decoration

Last Updated on September 14, 2019 by Paul Guzman

Croton Plants for indoor decoration.  They are in the Codiaeum variegatum family and are grown for their foliage color.

The most important thing about Croton plants is that they do not like to be moved around.  I can’t count the number of times I place one in the kitchen then move it to the living room and only to have it lose it leaves! So… what happened?  I moved it that’s what happened… should have left it where it was happy.

If you have to move it try to match the same conditions as before.  Water more often and fertilize it afterward. Fertilize about once per month with a good all-purpose fertilizer Grow-More’s 20-20-20 will work wonders on this plant.

Use good loamy potting soil in your containers as they thrive in this type of soil.  You will have to water about every other day during the growing seasons.  Especially during the mid-summer months.

Where to place these plants?

The Croton plant loves humidity so placing it where there is lots of moisture would work.  Shower rooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen are a great place for these plants.  They do not like cold temperatures anything below 50° degrees f. is not good.

They love the sunlight so placing them in front of a window with the sun shining through is ideal.  Too much darkness and the vibrant colors will fade.

Types of Croton Plants

Croton Plant in container
Croton in a pot inside window sill.

You can also plant them in a decorative planter and place them in a nice bright-light area in your living area or office space.

Croton Plants
Croton plant indoor a nice studio home Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay


Croton Plants are grown and used for their foliage color.  Green, yellow, red and numerous in-between foliage leaves.

Croton Plants
Croton Plants – Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay

Croton Plants for Indoor Decoration

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