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Flowering Plants

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Croton (12 of 15)

Plant in bright to partial shade
Plant in moist but well-drained soil; do not allow soil to dry completely
Prefers warm temperatures from 60-85 degrees and high humidity
Fertilize monthly during growing season
Height: 4-8 feet; width: 4-8 feet
Annual, Patio or Houseplant in zones 2-9
Hardy in USDA zones 10-11:
Zones 2-9: Container-grow plant and keep indoors or in heated greenhouse; move outside when temperatures remain above 60 degrees; place by bright window with high humidity or mist daily during cold weather.
Zone 10: Plant in spring in partial shade protected from hot sun; mulch to conserve moisture; do not allow soil to dry completely; water moderately during winter months; prune in early spring, if needed.
Zone 11: Plant in spring in partial shade protected from hot sun; mulch to conserve moisture; do not allow soil to dry completely; water moderately during winter months; prune in early spring, if needed.

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