[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]
[Croton Petra]

CALYPSO [Croton Petra]

Codiaeum variegatum

Regular price R 249.00 Sale price R 239.00 Save R 10.00
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Carnival time!

Dreaming of the Rio carnival? Add some fun to your world with a Croton. Calypso loves a good parade, kicking up his dazzling leaves in a can-can of colour. Naturally, he loves being centre of attention and will simply bring you happiness when placed in a bright spot.

Calypso comes in a nursery pot, available in two sizes:

Small (grow pot width 14cm)

Large (grow pot width 20cm.)

Decorative pots sold separately.

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R80. Rest of South Africa R150. Read our shipping policy here.

Caring for Calypso

Light

Bright indirect light. The brighter the light, the more vibrant the leaf colour

Water & humidity

Water once a week. Allow top layer of soil to dry out between waterings. Calypso is not too phased about humidity, but he likes warm tropical nights - keep him away from cold draughts.

Feeding

Feed with 1 organic Canola Meal sachet 2-3 times in summer. 

Re-potting

Re-pot to only one pot size up in spring, if necessary. Normal potting soil will do. 

Atrium Top Tip

If Calypso’s leaves drop he’s likely suffering from cold. Place him in a warmer spot. New leaves will be green before they gain colour.

Quirky plant fact

Native to Malaysia and the Pacific, Croton trees reach a height of 6m in the wild. Occasionally they produce white flowers.