Croton Indoor Plants
With its colorful, glossy and multicolored tropical foliage, a croton plant is among the popular potted indoor plants. Croton indoor plants are tropical, evergreen plants belonging to the Euphrobiaceae or Spurge family. Croton indoor plant is also known as Joseph’s Coat. The foliage consists of stiff, waxy and alternately placed leaves that can be of a variety of shapes, oval, lance-like, lobed or linear, and of a mix of various shades of green, yellow, orange, white, red, pink, crimson, purple and black; the same plant can have different kinds of leaves and colors. The colors of croton indoor plants are caused by the presence of a chemical called anthocyanin in the leaves, and the colors are liable to brighten or fade according to the amount of sunlight the plant receives.
To care croton indoor plants, Heavy watering and high humidity environment favors the growth of a croton plant. However, heavy watering does not mean over-watering the plant. Moist and well-drained soil keeps the plant in good shape, and so does watering with lukewarm water. If the plant does not get enough water, then its leaves would fall and start to slope downwards. If the tips of the leaves start taking a brown color, then this indicates poor water supply to the plant. Over-watering of the plant is indicated by wilting. During winters, the growth of the plant would come to a halt and so less water will be required.