The origin of the Croton is from Asian countries such as India, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Croton just grows in the wild. The croton is from the Crotoneae family. In the Netherlands known as the Wolfsmelkfamilie. There are many species that are distinguished by the different colors and shapes of the leaf.
Because it is a tropical plant it is important to always keep the soil moist. You can allow the plant to dry slightly before water is given again, making sure that the roots are not left in the water because of the root rot then occurring. during the growing period running from March to August, slightly more water as winter.
If the pot is provided (or you provide it yourself) from a substrate and a water meter, watering is easy! On arrival, there is little water, fill the pot slowly with water (sometimes wait) and you will see that the meter goes up automatically. All you have to do is keep an eye on this meter. If you go on vacation, you can fill the pot almost half full (this is what you see at the meter that will end up above its maximum) and you can rest 3 weeks away. In addition, it does not matter if the plants do not get too much and water too fast. The substrate absorbs the water, so if the water meter is underneath the substrate is still moist, but there is no water left underneath the pot. The plant still has enough space for 4 summer days.
Regularly spray the Croton to remove dust from the leaves and prevent pests. Loved 1 x per week. If you heat the room, even 2 x is recommended. Spraying also promotes the quality and decorative value of the room plant.
The Croton does well with a lot of light. This beautiful spotted plant is preferable to a window on the north, east or west. The croton needs at least 5 hours of sunshine a day. If you set the plant by a south-facing window, turn off + 2 to 3 meters from the window because the plant will otherwise get too much direct sunlight. If this room plant is lighter, the leaves will color more. Is the leaf darker than giving more light.
During the day 18 ° C
at night 12 ° C
The Croton only apply in spring and summer nutrition, In winter it is the rest period for most plants, then do not give food. Never give too much this can lead to burning of the roots. Look at the package for the correct dose.
A Croton is best suited to sprinkle into a larger pot in two years. The best period for sprinkling is spring or immediately after purchase of the plant. A larger pot will stimulate growth and the advantage is a larger buffer soil, which makes the water more dispersed and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro grains on the bottom of the pot. It is best to use plastic insethoes with large pots.
If a Croton is in the ideal spot, it will be lighter in color. If the blade of the wonder bush becomes dark then you can place the croton more in a window. If the codiaeum gets dark edges, the cause is often too much water. With constant leaf drop, the plant probably has too much water or too little light.
A Croton is best for pruning in the autumn. This is done by cutting off the stem at the desired height. The tribe will bleed "after sowing". This bleeding can stop you with wax or cigarette bags. The advantage of sowing is that the plant receives more light and stays more compact. The Croton will branch "at every branch where it is pruned". This gives you a beautiful full room or office plant.
The juice of the croton that is released after sowing can irritate, and the juice will stain when it comes into contact with clothes.
In the thicker and full plants, the leaves and tribes look at the pests occasionally. Common diseases include spider and wool lice. Wolluis can arise through a trip on the plant. Spin through dry air (think of a convection pond. Use a biological "if desired" chemical pesticide to treat the plants.
The Kroton or also called wonder bush is a versatile plant that occurs in many variations.