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  • Botanical Name: Codiaeum Variegatum
  • Common Name(s): Gold Dust

Croton Gold Dust: Botanical Brilliance in Every Speck

The Croton Gold Dust, a botanical spectacle, illuminates surroundings with its radiant charm. Also known as Codiaeum variegatum ‘Gold Dust,’ this tropical houseplant boasts dazzling, speckled leaves in hues of green and yellow, resembling a golden shower. Originating from Southeast Asia, it thrives in bright, indirect light, creating a vibrant focal point indoors. The Gold Dust’s compact size and distinctive foliage make it a popular choice for those seeking a touch of exotic elegance. With its low-maintenance appeal and lustrous allure, this Croton variety brings a golden touch to your living space, turning every leaf into a masterpiece of botanical brilliance.

Croton Gold Dust Care Guide: Nurturing Brilliance in Your Indoor Sanctuary

Infuse your living space with the radiant charm of the Croton Gold Dust—a captivating houseplant renowned for its vibrant, gold-speckled leaves. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to empower you with the knowledge to cultivate and sustain the beauty of your Croton Gold Dust, ensuring a tapestry of brilliance within the serene confines of your indoor sanctuary.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Position the Croton Gold Dust in an area with bright, indirect light to enhance the golden speckling on its leaves.
  2. Sunlit Exposure: Allow occasional exposure to direct sunlight, as Crotons thrive with a balance of bright and indirect light.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warmth Enthusiast: Maintain a warm temperature range of 70°F to 80°F (21°C to 27°C) to support optimal growth.
  2. Avoid Cold Drafts: Shield the plant from cold drafts, ensuring a stable and warm environment.

III. Humidity:

  1. Moderate to High Humidity: While adaptable, Croton Gold Dust prefers higher humidity levels; consider using a humidity tray.
  2. Regular Misting: If your home tends to be dry, mist the plant regularly to enhance humidity and maintain leaf vibrancy.

IV. Watering:

  1. Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist, allowing the top inch to dry between waterings.
  2. Adapt Watering in Winter: During the dormant period in winter, reduce watering frequency while monitoring soil moisture.

V. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Opt for a well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogged soil and ensure healthy root development.
  2. Enriched Soil Composition: Use a nutrient-rich soil mix to provide essential nutrients for the Croton Gold Dust’s vibrant foliage.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Balanced Liquid Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Dilution for Young Plants: Dilute fertilizer for young or recently acquired Croton Gold Dust.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Shape Maintenance: Regularly prune to maintain the desired shape and size, encouraging a bushy and vibrant appearance.
  2. Remove Yellowed Leaves: Promptly trim any yellow or damaged leaves to promote overall plant health.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Pot: Ensure the plant is in a stable pot to support its growth, as Croton Gold Dust can become top-heavy.
  2. Staking for Upright Growth: Consider using stakes for additional support if the plant exhibits a tendency to lean.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the roots outgrow the current container, typically every 2-3 years.
  2. Spring Repotting: Opt for repotting in the spring, aligning with the plant’s active growth phase.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Easily propagate Croton Gold Dust through stem cuttings, ensuring each cutting has several leaves.
  2. Rooting Hormone for Success: Use rooting hormone to enhance the success of stem cuttings during propagation.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Pests: Routinely inspect for pests like spider mites and scale insects, treating promptly if detected.
  2. Leaf Browning: Adjust watering practices and ensure proper humidity to prevent leaf browning.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Showcasing Golden Speckles: Display the Croton Gold Dust against neutral backdrops to emphasize its golden speckled foliage.
  2. Complementary Plant Pairing: Pair with other houseplants that accentuate or contrast with the golden hues of the Croton Gold Dust for an eye-catching display.

Revel in the brilliant spectacle of the Croton Gold Dust as it transforms your indoor sanctuary into a luminous haven of golden elegance. By following this care guide tailored to its unique needs, you’ll witness your plant thrive, becoming a radiant focal point within your home. May your Croton Gold Dust flourish, bringing continual joy and botanical brilliance to your living space.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

add a pot for your plant

quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Codiaeum Variegatum
  • Common Name(s): Gold Dust

Croton Gold Dust: Botanical Brilliance in Every Speck

The Croton Gold Dust, a botanical spectacle, illuminates surroundings with its radiant charm. Also known as Codiaeum variegatum ‘Gold Dust,’ this tropical houseplant boasts dazzling, speckled leaves in hues of green and yellow, resembling a golden shower. Originating from Southeast Asia, it thrives in bright, indirect light, creating a vibrant focal point indoors. The Gold Dust’s compact size and distinctive foliage make it a popular choice for those seeking a touch of exotic elegance. With its low-maintenance appeal and lustrous allure, this Croton variety brings a golden touch to your living space, turning every leaf into a masterpiece of botanical brilliance.

Croton Gold Dust Care Guide: Nurturing Brilliance in Your Indoor Sanctuary

Infuse your living space with the radiant charm of the Croton Gold Dust—a captivating houseplant renowned for its vibrant, gold-speckled leaves. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to empower you with the knowledge to cultivate and sustain the beauty of your Croton Gold Dust, ensuring a tapestry of brilliance within the serene confines of your indoor sanctuary.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Position the Croton Gold Dust in an area with bright, indirect light to enhance the golden speckling on its leaves.
  2. Sunlit Exposure: Allow occasional exposure to direct sunlight, as Crotons thrive with a balance of bright and indirect light.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warmth Enthusiast: Maintain a warm temperature range of 70°F to 80°F (21°C to 27°C) to support optimal growth.
  2. Avoid Cold Drafts: Shield the plant from cold drafts, ensuring a stable and warm environment.

III. Humidity:

  1. Moderate to High Humidity: While adaptable, Croton Gold Dust prefers higher humidity levels; consider using a humidity tray.
  2. Regular Misting: If your home tends to be dry, mist the plant regularly to enhance humidity and maintain leaf vibrancy.

IV. Watering:

  1. Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist, allowing the top inch to dry between waterings.
  2. Adapt Watering in Winter: During the dormant period in winter, reduce watering frequency while monitoring soil moisture.

V. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Opt for a well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogged soil and ensure healthy root development.
  2. Enriched Soil Composition: Use a nutrient-rich soil mix to provide essential nutrients for the Croton Gold Dust’s vibrant foliage.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Balanced Liquid Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Dilution for Young Plants: Dilute fertilizer for young or recently acquired Croton Gold Dust.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Shape Maintenance: Regularly prune to maintain the desired shape and size, encouraging a bushy and vibrant appearance.
  2. Remove Yellowed Leaves: Promptly trim any yellow or damaged leaves to promote overall plant health.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Pot: Ensure the plant is in a stable pot to support its growth, as Croton Gold Dust can become top-heavy.
  2. Staking for Upright Growth: Consider using stakes for additional support if the plant exhibits a tendency to lean.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the roots outgrow the current container, typically every 2-3 years.
  2. Spring Repotting: Opt for repotting in the spring, aligning with the plant’s active growth phase.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Easily propagate Croton Gold Dust through stem cuttings, ensuring each cutting has several leaves.
  2. Rooting Hormone for Success: Use rooting hormone to enhance the success of stem cuttings during propagation.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Pests: Routinely inspect for pests like spider mites and scale insects, treating promptly if detected.
  2. Leaf Browning: Adjust watering practices and ensure proper humidity to prevent leaf browning.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Showcasing Golden Speckles: Display the Croton Gold Dust against neutral backdrops to emphasize its golden speckled foliage.
  2. Complementary Plant Pairing: Pair with other houseplants that accentuate or contrast with the golden hues of the Croton Gold Dust for an eye-catching display.

Revel in the brilliant spectacle of the Croton Gold Dust as it transforms your indoor sanctuary into a luminous haven of golden elegance. By following this care guide tailored to its unique needs, you’ll witness your plant thrive, becoming a radiant focal point within your home. May your Croton Gold Dust flourish, bringing continual joy and botanical brilliance to your living space.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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