The croton ‘Petra‘ (Codiaeum variegatum ‘Petra’) is an evergreen shrub native to southern Asia and the western Pacific islands. It prefers hot, humid weather and grows only in U. S. Department of Agriculture zones 9b through 11. In other climates, croton can be grown in containers and kept indoors during cold weather.
Whether you are looking for a beautiful houseplant, a colorful patio plant, or a vibrant tropical perennial you cannot beat the Croton Petra! This is as close to a rainbow plant as we’ve found. The Croton Petra will lift your spirits with its cheerful, happy look!
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Thick, shiny leaves are loaded with variegated colors. From green to yellow and orange to red and even purple this plant is a virtual rainbow of color!
Croton Petras thrive in full to part sun. Indoors, plant your Croton near a sunny window or in a sun room. Crotons need watered when the soil begins to dry out. Add our balanced, slow release fertilizer when planting, in early spring, and late summer for best results.
Croton Petras are hardy in zones 9-11. Cooler climates can plant in containers for the patio and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year. Crotons can also be treated as an annual in zones 8 and colder.