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Croton 'Freckles'

Croton 'Freckles'

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Description: Croton 'Freckles', scientifically known as Codiaeum variegatum 'Freckles', is a striking tropical plant prized for its colorful and freckled foliage. Belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family, this cultivar features broad, leathery leaves splashed with vibrant shades of green, yellow, orange, and red, creating a visually captivating display. Croton 'Freckles' is an excellent choice for adding a bold and tropical flair to gardens, landscapes, or indoor spaces.

🌿 Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum 'Freckles'

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Croton 'Freckles' requires attention to watering, light, and temperature to thrive.

📏 Size: Croton 'Freckles' typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet (90 to 180 cm) with a spread of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm), although size may vary depending on growing conditions and care.

☀️ Light: Croton 'Freckles' thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a south- or west-facing window where it can receive plenty of filtered sunlight. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can cause leaf burn.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season (spring and summer), but allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. Reduce watering frequency in the winter months when growth slows down.

💦 Humidity: Croton 'Freckles' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water.

🌡️ Temperature: Croton 'Freckles' prefers temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Protect it from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as prolonged exposure to cold can damage the leaves.

❄️ Hardiness: Croton 'Freckles' is hardy in USDA zones 10 to 11 and is best grown outdoors in tropical or subtropical climates. In colder regions, it can be grown as a houseplant or brought indoors during the winter months.

🌱 Soil: Plant Croton 'Freckles' in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and sand is ideal for promoting good drainage and aeration.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Croton 'Freckles' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization frequency in the fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Croton 'Freckles' regularly to maintain its shape and remove any leggy or damaged growth. Use sharp, clean scissors or pruning shears to make cuts just above a leaf node.

🌱 Propagation: Croton 'Freckles' can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) stem cuttings with at least one node and plant them in moist potting mix. Keep the cuttings warm and humid until new roots develop.

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