Croton Captain Kidd is a decorative tropical plant with lush leathery, multi-colored foliage splashed with vibrant greens, yellow and red when planted in warm frost-free areas. Captain Kidd enjoys a sheltered patio or indoor position which makes a wonderful specimen plant for a feature pot.Also, great planted in the garden in a semi-shaded, well-drained position. Keep soil moist in summer & slightly dryer in winter. Croton Captain Kidd will grow to a height of 1-1.5m high and a width of 1m.Croton is typically offered as an indoor plant, but can also be used outdoors as a seasonal accent plant in containers or plantings of annuals or mixed ornamentals.
|Plant Height||18 inch (46 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Common Name||Croton, Zanzibar Croton|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 10 feet|
Croton is propagated by stem cutting and air layering.
1. Stem Cuttings Propagation by rooting a stem from a healthy, mature plant is a method commonly used to propagate croton and many other houseplants. Rooting involves cutting a stem with at least three sets of leaves. A wound is created by removing the bottom set of leaves, and new roots form at the wound site. The stem is planted in a container filled with the lightweight potting mixture and then covered with plastic to create a greenhouse atmosphere.
2. Air Layering Air layering is a propagation technique in which a stem is rooted while it's still attached to the plant. The process involves making a diagonal cut through one-third to one-half the diameter of the stem. The wound is treated with rooting hormone and kept open with a piece of toothpick or matchstick. Damp sphagnum moss is packed around the area, with the moss carefully covered with plastic wrap. When the stem roots, it is planted in a container filled with lightweight potting soil or a mixture of ingredients such as perlite, sand and peat moss.
|Sunlight||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Temperature||15-26 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Any organic fertilizer|
The colorful foliage and air purification ability.