Codiaeum variegatum 'Gold Dust'

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Croton Gold Dust

Croton Gold Dust, scientifically known as Codiaeum variegatum 'Gold Dust,' is a vibrant and eye-catching tropical plant renowned for its bold and multicolored foliage. This popular indoor ornamental plant features glossy, leathery leaves speckled with bright yellow or gold variegation, comes in a 4" nursery pot, creating a striking and visually appealing display. Croton Gold Dust thrives in bright, indirect light and is known for its low maintenance requirements, making it a favored choice for home and office settings. Its stunning foliage, resilience, and ease of care make it a top choice for indoor plant enthusiasts looking to add a touch of tropical charm to their spaces.


Type: Plastic Nursery Pot

Size: 4 Inch Diameter 

Plant Care

Light: Croton Gold Dust thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight or use sheer curtains to diffuse the light. Insufficient light can lead to loss of color in the leaves, while too much direct sun can scorch them.

Temperature: Maintain a warm and consistent environment with temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to cold drafts or temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Humidity: Croton Gold Dust prefers high humidity. Increase humidity levels by misting the plant regularly, using a humidity tray, or employing a humidifier. This is especially important in dry indoor environments.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels dry. Use room-temperature water and ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot. Reduce watering frequency during the winter months when growth slows.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix with good aeration. A mix for tropical plants or a blend of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss can work well.

Fertilization: Feed your Croton Gold Dust with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter).

Pruning: Trim or remove any leggy or discolored growth to maintain the plant's appearance. Croton Gold Dust can be pruned to shape as needed.

Repotting: Repot your plant when it becomes root-bound or outgrows its container, typically every 2-3 years. Choose a pot that allows for proper drainage and provides some room for growth.

Pests: Keep an eye out for common indoor plant pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.