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  • Croton 'Petra' Plant for Sale

    Croton 'Petra' Plant for Sale

    Croton 'Petra' Plant for Sale

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Croton 'Petra' Plant

Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'

$24.95 (10% Off)

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Croton 'Petra' Plant Planting Mix

Helps your Croton 'Petra' Plant get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: Indoors

Growing Zones Indoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

7-10 ft.

Mature Width:

4-6 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'

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Vibrant Color Indoors

Croton Petras are unique house plants that set the bar high: Multiple vivid colors in their foliage, from vibrant yellows and greens to red and purple, impress. The leaves have brighter color veins with contrasting, darker greens in the middle, creating a wow-worthy show of contrasting hues.

Plus, Croton Petras are compact container plants and will thrive anywhere indoors. Keep them on the kitchen table for a showy centerpiece or in the office to liven up a dull room. They can be kept in smaller or larger containers - either way, they thrive effortlessly.

If you live in growing zones 9 through 11, you can plant your Croton Petras outside and watch them grow up to 10 feet tall. When planted in a row, their thick foliage will fill in to create a multicolor privacy hedge, and they be trained into a trees to accent gardens and landscapes. 

Basically, this tropical plant takes the phrase low-maintenance to a whole new level. Heat and drought tolerance meets pest and disease resistance for hassle-free vibes. Simply wait for their soil to dry between watering sessions and enjoy tropical colors indoors and out. Order your own Croton Petras today!

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Most helpful care information. We are enjoying our new Croton 'Petra'.
July 23, 2017

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Croton 'Petra' Plant

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Croton 'Petra' Plant.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Croton 'Petra' Plant gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Croton 'Petra' Plant again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why are the leaves falling off?
Denise C on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I’ve read that it’s normal for these plants to drop a lot of leaves when moved to a different place. Be patient they will grow back.
How much and how often to water?
Catherine P on Nov 4, 2018
Do they make good house plants?
Debra H on Oct 30, 2018
what are the white marble looking objects that appears on the soil around the plant and on some of the leaves?
Lottie H on Aug 27, 2018
How tall will this plant get?
Jane D on Jun 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Croton 'Petra" can mature to 7 to 10 feet and 4 to 5 feet wide.
Is this plant poisonous for dogs and cats?
Lauren S on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, unfortunately they are poisonous to pets.

Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Zones 3 & 4

Week of Apr 29th

Zones 5-11

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