croton plant in pot

Lighting Requirements: Bright, Direct Light

Watering Requirements: 1-2 times per week

Scientific Name: Codiaeum variegatum

Rarity: Common

Average Cost: $10-$30

Average Size: 2-6 feet

Maximum Size: 10-15 feet

Care Tips: "Water thoroughly and allow soil to dry out slightly before watering again" "Fertilize during growing season with balanced fertilizer" "Keep away from drafts and direct sun" "Prune regularly to control size and promote bushiness" "Watch for pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects"