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Original price Rs. 299.00
Current price Rs. 199.00
Common name:
Croton Duck Foot
Regional name:
Marathi - Tishul Croton
Shrubs, Indoor Plants
Euphorbiaceae or Poinsettia family


Croton Duck Foot, also known as Codiaeum variegatum 'Duck Foot,' is a popular, vibrant, and colorful houseplant known for its distinct duck foot-shaped leaves. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need to grow, care for, and enjoy the benefits of your Croton Duck Foot plant.

Plant Description

  • Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum 'Duck Foot'
  • Common Name: Croton Duck Foot
  • Plant Type: Evergreen perennial
  • Foliage: Colorful leaves in shades of green, yellow, red, and orange
  • Size: 3-6 feet tall and 2-4 feet wide (in ideal conditions)

Growing Conditions

  • Light: Bright, indirect sunlight
  • Temperature: 60-85°F (15-29°C)
  • Humidity: Moderate to high humidity (50-60%)
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5

Planting and Propagation

  1. Pot Selection: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  2. Soil Preparation: Mix equal parts of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss to create a well-draining soil mix.
  3. Planting: Gently remove the plant from its nursery pot and place it in the new pot. Fill the pot with the prepared soil mix and water thoroughly.
  4. Propagation: Take stem cuttings, dip in rooting hormone, and plant in a moistened potting mix. Cover with a plastic bag and place in a warm, bright location.

Care and Maintenance

  • Watering: Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil feels dry. Reduce watering in winter.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced, liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune in early spring to maintain the desired shape and promote bushy growth.
  • Pest Control: Inspect regularly for pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to treat infestations.
  • Leaf Care: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and maintain vibrant colors.

Benefits of Croton Duck Foot Plant

  1. Air Purification: Helps remove indoor air pollutants, including formaldehyde and benzene.
  2. Aesthetic Appeal: Adds color and visual interest to any room.
  3. Mood Enhancer: Bright, colorful foliage can boost mood and alleviate stress.
  4. Low Maintenance: Easy to care for, making it suitable for beginners and busy individuals.

Common Issues and Solutions

  • Leaf Drop: Often due to temperature fluctuations, overwatering, or underwatering. Ensure consistent temperature and proper watering practices.
  • Yellowing Leaves: Could be caused by overwatering, nutrient deficiency, or low humidity. Adjust watering schedule, fertilize, or increase humidity as needed.
  • Leggy Growth: Insufficient light can cause leggy growth. Move the plant to a brighter location.

By following this guide, you'll be well-equipped to grow and care for your Croton Duck Foot plant, enjoying its many benefits and vibrant colors. Happy planting!