Codiaeum Petra


Codiaeum variegatum ‘Petra’

Plant Fact File:

  • Pot Size: 3 litres
  • Height: 30cm
  • Spread: 30cm
  • Season of interest: Year-round
  • Foliage type: Evergreen
  • Fragrant: No
  • Growth rate: Moderate
  • Hardiness: Not frost-tolerant (typically grown as a houseplant)
  • Aspect: Bright, indirect sunlight
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Soil type: Well-draining potting mix


Codiaeum variegatum ‘Petra’ is a colorful and eye-catching tropical houseplant celebrated for its vibrant and variegated foliage. This compact Croton variety is an excellent choice for indoor spaces, adding a burst of color and tropical flair to your home decor.

With a height and spread of 30cm each, ‘Petra’ maintains a compact and bushy growth habit, making it well-suited for tabletops, shelves, or as a striking centerpiece in your indoor decor. Its moderate growth rate allows for easy management as a houseplant.

‘Petra’ is prized for its remarkable foliage, which features a mosaic of colors, including shades of red, orange, yellow, and green. While it may not produce fragrant flowers, the colorful foliage alone makes it a captivating choice for indoor spaces.

This Croton thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, making it suitable for well-lit rooms or spaces with filtered sunlight. It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral potting mix that is well-draining to prevent overwatering.

As a houseplant, Codiaeum variegatum ‘Petra’ is not frost-tolerant and is typically grown indoors. It adds a tropical and vibrant touch to your living space and can be enjoyed year-round.

With a 3-liter pot size, ‘Petra’ is a convenient choice for indoor gardening, allowing you to display its colorful and striking foliage in a variety of indoor settings. It’s an excellent addition to your collection of houseplants, providing a bold and tropical statement to your home decor.