Croton are surprisingly low maintenance plants, given their extraordinary and lovely foliage. They survive winter only in the top of the USDA hardiness zones so are usually found as house plants, particularly in dwarf varieties. However if kept in movable pots they can do well in a warm spot outside with the option to pull them indoors at any hints of frost. They don’t take well to transplanting so a large pot should be used and mulch and extra water are needed if growing them outdoors. In case of a cold snap, they can be covered until temperatures rise again.
- Crotons are known for their bright foliage and the ease of maintenance for gardeners
- If Crotons are grown outdoors, they will require more water than if they were grown indoors
- If there is a severe frost outside, it is important to move the plants inside until temperatures become warmer and the frost has passed
“Croton is very frost tender and will not survive freezing temperatures.”