How Do You Prune Garden croton During Different Seasons or Stages of Growth?

Garden croton
Codiaeum variegatum
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The good news is that these plants have a medium growth rate which means they cycle through growth stages fairly quickly. Once your plant matures, you can follow normal pruning methods. Garden croton is mainly used for leaf viewing, flowers have no ornamental value and will consume nutrients, you can prune the flowers when the plant is in bloom and concentrate the nutrients for the growth of the leaves.

If you want to control the size of Garden croton, you need to do a strong pruning in winter time, and you can prune to the shape you want.

If the shape is appropriate and only small-scale shaping is needed (pruning no more than 1/4 of the total size of the plant), it can be done in summer or autumn.

When Garden croton is growing, if there are yellowing leaves and diseased leaves, prune off the yellowing leaves at the bottom and the parts of the leaves that have spots due to disease infection, which can effectively reduce the infection. If the number of leaves with spots is relatively large, the number of pruned leaves should not exceed a quarter of the total to avoid affecting the growth of Garden croton.
Garden croton (Codiaeum variegatum)
Garden croton
A species of Codiaeum, Also known as Variegated croton
Botanical name: Codiaeum variegatum
Genus: Codiaeum
Description
The garden croton is a showy tropical display that does well indoors or in warm climates. Known for its attractive foliage, this plant can have both to color and structural variations in its leaves. Leaf colors can include orange, yellow, scarlet, white, and green, and many times all are present on one plant.
Garden Use
Garden croton, of the family Euphorbiaceae, is often planted indoors, although it is not easy to cultivate*.* It can also be planted outdoors, usually in the tropical climate area and preferably in a covered garden. It is an excellent foliage plant, and the leaves are evergreen, leathery, colorful, speckled, and striped, making it a plant with high ornamental value.
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