Gold Star Croton Plant is known and loved for its bright and beautiful foliage. Its green leaves appear to have been dusted by gold, hence its name. Take proper care of your Gold Star croton to keep its foliage healthy and ensure healthy growth for years.
Gold Dust Croton is a subtropical, evergreen shrub with showy, shiny bright leaves. This dwarf-size, tree-shaped croton grows to only 20 inches high, sporting narrow, linear-shaped green leaves decorated with bright yellow spots.
||Codiaeum variegatum Gold Star
||Sunny or penumbral
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Any organic fertilizer
HOW TO PLANT GOLD STAR CROTON PLANT?
- Plant The Gold Star Croton outdoors directly in the soil in a well-drained area that receives about Four to six hours of direct sunlight.
- Water the croton at the first sign of wilting in the leaves, or whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
- Crotons prefer well-draining soil with lots of organic material.
- Most good potting soils are fine, and an ideal range for the soil pH level is between 4.5-6.5 pH.
- Use a standard shrub fertilizer with a nutrient ratio of 3-1-2.
- Apply fertilizer once every two to three months.
GOLD STAR CROTON PLANT CARE
What to do
- Keep the soil evenly moist, but let it dry out between waterings.
- Water daily if it’s potted, or every couple of days if it’s grown in the ground
- Fertilize croton in spring and summer to keep it healthy and growing.
- Re-pot indoor crotons every two years to encourage healthy growth.
- The best fertilizer for crotons is a low-nitrogen, time-released, granular fertilizer.
- Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer (20-20-20) every two to three weeks.
- Remove unhealthy portions of the plant or to maintain a certain shape.
- Cut all dead leaves and branches back to the point
What to do not
- Contact with the sap from the leaves may cause skin eczema for some people.
- All parts of the croton plants are poisonous, including leaves, roots, latex, and the bark.
- Too much fertilizer will cause your Gold Star croton’s yellow coloring to lose some of its brightness.
- To much water will cause leaves damage.
- Not to remove more than ⅓ of the stem height at one time.
- Live plant along with Plastic pot.
- Plants nature is outdoor and love direct sun light.
- Required watering once in a day.
- Foliage plant with attractive look
- Codiaeum variegatum is a beautiful sun-loving tropical shrub.
- This plant sucks nasty VOCs from the air like a champ.
- This is a hard to grow house plant with brightly colored leaves.
USES OF GOLD STAR CROTON PLANT
- Used for Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening, etc.
- Use it to add a tropical element to your home or garden.
- The croton plant is often potted and used as a houseplant.
- Give them plenty of water and fertilizer for better leaves color.
- Water the croton plant once each week during the spring, summer and fall months.
- Reduce the watering frequency to once every 10 to 14 days during winter, when active growth has ceased.
- Use lukewarm water to avoid shocking the plant.