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A bright burst of color on deep green leaves, the Golden Petra is a popular indoor plant as easy to care for as it is to love. Commonly known as the Croton Petra or botanically as codieaum variegatum, this plant is coveted for the auburn, scarlet, and lemon colored veins that mark its bright, bushy foliage.


  • Prefers bright light, ideally receives 6 hours of sunlight a day

  • It is best to provide shade from the sun during the hottest part of the day

  • Can tolerate medium light but leaves will be less colorful


  • Water about once a week and let it dry out entirely between waterings
  • The Croton Petra loves humidity so either mist weekly or place in a well-lit bathroom with plenty of moisture


  • The Croton Petra is a slow grower but can reach up to eight feet tall with the right care

  • Fertilize your Croton Petra 1-2 times per month in the spring and summer with indoor plant food, or foliar feed year round.