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Common Name: Croton
Scientific Name: Codiaeum variegatum
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, Most TerraFirma
Soil Depth: Most Soil Depths Okay with Proper Drainage
Lighting: Medium to High
Humidity & Misting: 0%-60% / Not Required
Mature Plant Size & Root System: Croton can grow to be large shrubs or trees, but can easily be pruned to maintain desired height. When mature Croton can form deep taproots, but typically in a terrarium setting the roots will remain noninvasive
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: High Temperature/Drought Tolerant / Hardy groundcover if shorter height is maintained or taller background planting if allowed to mature
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Being members of the Family Euphorbiaceae, Croton contain a white, sticky sap that can cause skin irritation and is toxic if ingested. Ingestion may cause vomiting or worse.
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 3" potted Croton plant / Plant is Shipped bare root wrapped in newspaper