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UPC: 245981279223

Plant Name: Croton 'Petra' (Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra')

Alternate Names: Petra Croton
Native Region: Indigenous to tropical regions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Toxicity to Pets: Mildly toxic to pets if ingested. Keep out of reach of cats, dogs, and other pets.

Soil Preference: Well-draining, fertile soil with good aeration. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil is suitable.

Water Requirements: Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season (spring and summer), allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Reduce watering in the dormant season (fall and winter). Avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot.

Humidity Requirements: Prefers high humidity levels. Mist the foliage regularly with room-temperature water or place a humidifier nearby to maintain humidity, especially in drier indoor environments.

Light Requirements: Requires bright, indirect sunlight. Place the Croton 'Petra' near a window with filtered sunlight or provide artificial light if natural light is insufficient. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.

Additional Tips: Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Prune the plant occasionally to maintain its shape and remove any leggy growth.

Pro Tip: Croton 'Petra' is prized for its vibrant, multicolored foliage, featuring shades of red, orange, yellow, and green, adding a bold splash of color to indoor spaces.

Fun Fact: In its native habitat, Croton 'Petra' is often grown as a striking accent plant in tropical gardens and landscapes.

Symbolism or Meaning: Croton 'Petra' symbolizes vitality, energy, and the beauty of nature's palette, inspiring creativity and imagination in those who admire its vibrant foliage.

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