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Picasso's Paintbrush Croton for Sale Online
Croton Picasso's Paintbrush Plants, this plant has a class of its own kind. The glorious multicolored leaves are held together at the base of the ribbons. This croton is easy to grow inside as well as making a bright atmosphere inside, and they can be moved outside as well in warmer weather giving a nice colorful feeling outside on your patio.
It adds a bright, colorful look to spaces indoors and outside. It does best in bright indirect to bright direct light. This croton grows upright, and in its native habitat becomes small woody shrubs or hedges. The wonderful mix of colors brings personality and lightens indoor spaces.
With a naturally compact habit, Croton Picasso Paintbrush grows fast from plants less than 12 inches tall may become very wide and bushy within three to five feet shrubs within two or three years if not pruned before.
The Croton Picasso Paintbrush does best if given lots of light, high humidity, and not allowed to dry out completely. This eye-catching plant does keep its majestic combination of colors as it continues to grow upwards. Croton Picasso Paintbrush does well if kept as a tropical and allowed to vacation outdoors for the summer in part to full sun, they can be brought indoors and given bright, direct light all winter like other crotons.
|Mature Height:||5 to 6 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Bright, direct light to full sun|
|Flower Color:||White, does not flower indoors|
|Foliage:||Deep, rich colors appear on stiff, upright facing leaves|
|Soil Condition:||Potting mix with sand added|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to stay consistently moist|
|Uses:||Attractive plant to add bold color indoors|
How to Care for Croton Picasso's Paintbrush Plants
Before you buy a Croton Picasso's Paintbrush Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What is the best light for Croton Picasso Paintbrush?
Croton Picasso Paintbrush prefers bright, direct light to maintain their vibrant color. Usually western or southern exposure provides enough light. If given less light, The Picasso Paintbrush will survive but start to lose its brightly contrasting colors. This croton works outside in part to full sun where hardy or when treated as a tropical in mixed containers or pools and patios (coming inside for the winter).
How do I water Croton Picasso Paintbrush?
Croton Picasso Paintbrush should be watered relatively frequently, as the plants like to stay moist. They don't like to sit in water or dry out too much. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn't need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to plant death. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters are another easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require.
How do I fertilize a Croton Picasso Paintbrush?
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. Any of these fertilizers will work well for Crotons.
What is the best soil for Croton Picasso Paintbrush?
The best soil for Croton petra is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition. Croton does like a well draining soil, sometimes adding sand to the potting mix or using a cactus soil mix helps to prevent overwatering.