Codiaeum var Excellent


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Codiaeum variegatum ‘Excellent’ is a tropical plant commonly known as the croton. It is an evergreen shrub that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. The plant has strikingly colourful foliage with a mix of red, yellow, green, and orange hues.

Here are some plant care tips for Codiaeum variegatum ‘Excellent’:

Light: The croton plant needs bright, indirect sunlight to grow well. Place it near a south-facing window or under a grow light for optimal growth.

Watering: Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Crotons are sensitive to overwatering, so be careful not to let the soil become too wet. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Humidity: The croton plant prefers high humidity levels, so it’s best to keep it in a humid environment. You can mist the plant regularly or use a humidifier to increase the humidity level.

Temperature: The plant prefers temperatures between 18-24°C (65-75°F) and cannot tolerate temperatures below 15°C (59°F).

Soil: Use well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Crotons prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.5-6.5.

Fertilizer: Fertilize your plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).

Pruning: Prune the plant regularly to control its growth and remove any dead or damaged leaves.

With proper care, Codiaeum variegatum ‘Excellent’ can make a beautiful addition to your indoor garden. The plant’s vibrant colours and unique foliage patterns are sure to add a splash of colour to your home.