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Croton alabamensis

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Belonging to the Croton genus, Alabama Croton has a botanical name of Croton alabamensis.

Leaves appear approximately as a   Apple green and   Golden yellow

A type of non-edible ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Normally grows with a bushy habit.

Hong Kong is believed to be where Alabama Croton originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Alabama Croton is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Alabama Croton have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Alabama Croton

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Needs bright light.

Alabama Croton likes a position of partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Alabama Croton is thought of as half hardy, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage.

See our list of companion Plants for Alabama Croton to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Alabama Croton from seed

Propagate by air-layering in spring or soft wood cuttings during the summer.

Transplanting Alabama Croton

Keep soil moist. Moderate to high levels of sun lite required. Temperatures below 10 degrees centigrade can harm this plant. Since it is cold sensitive avoid pruning in winter, in fact this plant rarely needs pruning. Well balanced fertilizer required.

As Alabama Croton is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

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Other names for Alabama Croton

Croton alabamensis E.A. Sm. ex Chapm. var. alabamensis

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