name: "Autumn Plant"
Latin name: Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'
to: Man made hybrid
Growth habit: A colorful upright plant reaching a
maximum height of about 5 feet after many years of growth.
Flowers: Yes, but not pretty
Temps: Likes warm areas.
Humidity: Not important. Pests: Watch for Spider Mites
on the upper leaves.
10" Croton Petra
information: This colorful beauty is probably the most
popular Croton within it's very large family of plants.
Keep your "Autumn Plant" from cold drafts. Cold air
will cause lower leaf drop as well as watering with cold water. Water with tepid
water as the soil dries about three or four inches from the
surface on larger plants. Allow the soils surface to dry down
about one inch on 6" and 8" plants. Let the soil dry to
the touch on very small plants. Feed bi-monthly with a balanced
liquid fertilizer. Keep an eye out for Spider
Mites... for some reason they like these plants.
"Autumn Plants" are available in nearly every
container size... from very small plants to 5 foot specimens.