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Croton 'Sunny Star'

Croton 'Sunny Star'

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  1. Appearance: Crotons are recognized for their multicolored foliage, which can include shades of green, yellow, red, orange, and even purple. The specific pattern and color distribution depend on the cultivar.

  2. Light Requirements: Crotons thrive in bright, indirect light. Some direct morning sunlight can be beneficial, but harsh afternoon sun can scorch the leaves.

  3. Watering: They prefer consistently moist soil but don't like to sit in water. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to avoid root rot.

  4. Temperature and Humidity: Crotons prefer warmer temperatures, ideally between 60°F to 85°F (15°C to 30°C). They also appreciate high humidity, so consider misting the plant or placing it on a humidity tray in drier environments.

  5. Soil: A well-draining potting mix is suitable. You can use a standard houseplant mix combined with some perlite or sand for added drainage.

  6. Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can feed Crotons every 6-8 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

  7. Toxicity: Crotons are toxic when ingested, leading to gastrointestinal upset. Keep them out of reach of pets and children.

  8. Pest Issues: Watch out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs.

  9. Pruning: You can prune Crotons to shape them or encourage bushier growth. If a Croton becomes leggy, you can cut back longer stems to promote denser growth.

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