[Codiaeum petra croton] AKA Wonder tree. A very popular Croton variety with oval, green leaves with pronounced veining in pink, red, orange, and yellow hues. This houseplant is one for more advanced plant owners as she can be a little fussy, but she's absolutely worth it!
South India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Western Pacific Islands.
Positioning + Light Needs
Bright natural light please, so a nice sun spot is good but just avoid any direct sun for too long though i can certainly take a few hours a day.
Water modestly but often to keep the soil moist, ideally using tepid filtered or rain water, during Spring / Summer months. You will need to water much less during winter. Never over water so that the plant soil is sodden, this could cause issues with your plant.
Oh yes please! I love high humidity so mist me daily with filtered or rain water, especially in the Winter months when the heating kicks in. If possible, improve the humidity of a room with a humidifier or place the plant on a tray of pebbles and water.
From April - September feed the plant every two weeks with a diluted fertiliser to encourage new growth and healthy looking leaves.
Every 2-3 years or so.
Child / Pet Friendly
Oh no, I'm toxic.
Oh indeed, I'm great at it too.
Look out for
Browning frond tips: Most likely cause here is dry air and lack of humidity or too low a temperature. Increase humidity levels and keep warm.
Leaves losing colour: needs more sunlight! This is the most common issue and should be simple to rectify.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here