Joseph's Coat Croton

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  • Bright, Colorful Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Peat-Rich Soil
  • Mature Height 12-24 inches

The Croton Gold Dust, or Croton petra ‘Joseph’s Coat’, is a striking plant with bright, multi-colored foliage. It has dark-green leaves contrasting with bright-yellow venation and spotting. This plant needs high humidity and bright light to thrive. This plant is sure to light up any room with its unique and attractive foliage.

Best Locations For Growing Joseph's Coat Croton 

For this plant, provide it with ample light and good humidity. Choose a location in your house that has a window facing south, if possible. Otherwise, an east- or west-facing window would be fine. A location up away from pets and children is best since this plant can be toxic if ingested, and the sap is an irritant. 

Joseph's Coat Croton Sunlight Requirements

In order to grow a healthy Croton plant, provide it with plenty of bright sunlight. Leaf color is more vibrant when it gets ample light. Two or three feet away from a south-facing window is ideal. Consider keeping the humidity high around your Croton by misting daily, or by providing a humidity tray. 

Joseph's Coat Croton Care

Crotons are naturally bushy in shape and shouldn’t need pruning. Check if this plant needs repotting in the spring, ensuring that you move to a pot only one size larger. Use a peat-based soil blend such as African violet potting mix. 

Watering Joseph's Coat Croton 

This plant requires fairly moist soil. If it receives too little water, the leaves will begin to drop. Water it when the top inch of soil is dry, about once a week. Keep your Croton moist during spring and summer, and reduce watering during winter. 

Feeding Joseph's Coat Croton 

Feed this plant every two to three weeks during the growing season (early spring through summer) with a balanced liquid or water-soluble fertilizer at normal strength. In winter when growth typically slows, there’s little need for fertilizer.

Joseph's Coat Croton Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect 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 to Fast
Mature Height: 12-24 inches
Mature Spread: 6 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Brown
Flower Shade/Description: Brown
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Deep Green with Yellow Spots
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: 60% Or Higher
Common Name: Joseph's Coat Croton
Other Name(s): Croton Petra
Scientific Name: Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum
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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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