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Plant Info & Care

Pet Friendly No

Mildly toxic when ingested by humans, pets, cats and dogs.

Care Level Easy

Super easy to care for and perfect for beginners.

Light High

Loves bright light so it can produce its colorful leaves.

Water Moderate

Water when the soil begins to dry out, but do not oversaturate.

Humidity High

Enjoys high humidity. Spritz occasionally.

Air Quality Great

This plant is great at keeping the air in your space clean!

Plant Bio

The Croton Petra's leaves have extremely colorful veins and provide stunning visual interest with their variegation.

The Croton grows large enough to make it a focal point. For a bare corner, it makes an ideal filler.

It's is a low-maintenance houseplant, requiring water only when its soil begins to dry out.  As an indoor plant, the Croton Petra helps purify the surrounding air as it grows and matures.


Grown in the USA. Native to Indonesia, Malaysia and the western Pacific Ocean

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