- Bright, Beautiful Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Above Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3-6 Feet
The Gold Dust Croton is known and loved for its bright and beautiful foliage. Its green leaves appear to have been dusted by gold, hence its name. It is a slow grower and does well when grouped together. This plant usually grows to about 3 feet high, making it easy to add to any space!
Best Locations For Growing Gold Dust Croton
Place Gold Dust in your family room or kitchen for a pop of color. It will do well when placed in bedrooms as long as proper care is followed.
Gold Dust Croton Sunlight Requirements
This plant does well when placed near a south, west, or east-facing window. Gold Dust requires lots of bright indirect sunlight and can tolerate medium light.
Gold Dust Croton Care
Plant Gold Dust in well-drained soil containing a mix of perlite and sphagnum moss. Cut back dead leaves to the main stem as necessary. To maintain a compact look, cut back any long stems as necessary. Start with a 6-inch container when planting. Re-pot in the spring as needed increase container size by only one size. Pots must have drainage holes.
Watering Gold Dust Croton
Water Gold Dust regularly to keep the soil is damp. Let the excess water drain from the pot. Mist leaves regularly to maintain humidity.
Feeding Gold Dust Croton
Apply a liquid, slow-release fertilizer in early spring.
Gold Dust Croton Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, 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: Low|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 3-6 feet|
|Mature Spread: 4-6 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Green Speckled with Bright Yellow to Golden Spots|
|Temperature: 60° - 77°F (16° - 25°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Gold Dust Croton|
|Scientific Name: Croton variegatum 'Gold Dust'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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.
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