Freckles Croton

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  • Easy To Grow
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Rich, Well-Drained Soil
  • Mature Height 2-4 feet

Freckles Croton is a vibrant and hardy plant that performs well both indoors and outdoors. The leaves will darken to a deep red as the plant matures. This plant creates a wonderful tropical display in any home. Is a native to India and Malaysia

Best Locations For Growing Freckles Croton

This plant will grow well in front of a sunny window or on the patio in dappled sunlight. The growth rate will depend upon soil type, sunlight and temperature. Freckles Croton prefers a nighttime temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit and around 70-95 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. If the plant gets too cold, it will begin to lose its leaves. If planted in the soil outside, it's best to cover the plant during frost. Freckles Croton is hardy in zones 10-11 outside. This plant is toxic when ingested and should be placed out of reach of small children and pets.

Freckles Croton Sunlight Requirements

This vibrant plant thrives with a lot of sunlight. However, it will still grow well in partial shade or indirect bright light both inside and outdoors. If natural lighting is insufficient, artificial light can be used and is especially helpful during the darker winter months. Providing steady, warm temperatures will allow this plant to thrive.

Freckles Croton Care

A healthy Freckles Croton will retain its lower leaves. Plant it in a loose, well-drained soil that has been enriched with compost. Select a sturdy pot to anchor the plant as it matures. Indoors, this plant should be placed near a bright window, away from cold drafts. You can occasionally prune it for size. Low humidity can make this plant susceptible to spider mites. 

Watering Freckles Croton

Keeping the Freckles Croton evenly moist will allow it to thrive. Apply about 1 inch of water per week. You can reduce watering during the winter months. If placed outside, it may require more water. Check the top couple inches of soil before watering. This plant prefers a humidity range of 60-80 percent. 

Feeding Freckle Croton

Freckles Croton requires application of a slow-release fertilizer three times per growing season. Observe the plant’s growth to determine whether you need to dilute the fertilizer. Any quality liquid houseplant fertilizer will do the job. 

Freckles Croton Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 2-4 feet
Mature Spread: 2.5 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Yellow
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red, Yellow
Foliage Description: Variegated Green, Yellow, Red
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: 0.6
Common Name: Freckles Croton
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Croton variegatum 'Freckles'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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