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Well-Draining Croton Soil Mix

An all-natural, fertile potting mix suitable for croton plants
Rated 4.9 out of 5
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☑ Earth Positive croton soil (free from peat moss, perlite, or vermiculite!)
☑ Boosts soil aeration to enable easy oxygen access
☑ Optimizes water drainage to prevent root rot and leaf drooping

Vegan Compost

Our plant-based, aged compost is ideal for indoor plants like crotons.

Why?

It’s rich in organic matter and provides the optimum soil structure and drainage for a growing croton houseplant.

It’s packed with essential plant nutrients like nitrogen and potassium. This reduces the need for synthetic fertilizer, which can harm beneficial microbes and soil pH over time.

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Biochar is a light porous substance that locks in nutrients and keeps your soil fertile for longer. 

The best part?

Every ton of biochar produced removes three tons of CO2 from the carbon cycle. So it’s Earth Positive — unlike conventional croton soil additives, like sphagnum peat moss and perlite.  

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae (mahy-kuh-rahy-zee) are plant-friendly fungi that improve water and nutrient access for your croton plant.

And that’s not all.

The fungi also release a gum-like substance (called glomalin) that further locks in moisture and nutrients. This keeps the soil moist and reduces the need for a frequent watering schedule.

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

Pre-moisten your Rosy soil mix before planting your croton houseplant.

How?

Put the soil mix in a container and add water until it releases a few drops when pressed.

Step 2: Pot or repot

Fill up 1/3 of a well-draining pot with the moist croton soil mixture. 

Step 3: Plant

Gently release your croton plant from its current soil without disturbing the root structure. 

Then, center the plant into the container with Rosy croton soil. Fill the remaining space with pre-moistened soil, leaving an inch at the top for easy watering. 

Step 4: Water

For the first watering, water your croton houseplants from the top and let the excess drain out. 

For future watering, we recommend bottom watering (by placing the pot in a tray with water). 

Why?

It’ll allow the soil to absorb water evenly and prevent over or underwatering. 

Occasionally, water the soil from the top to flush excess salt deposits.

Rosy’s entire supply chain has a net negative carbon footprint!

How do we do that?

We maintain an Earth Positive system (from production to delivery) by curating the most sustainable ingredients (like biochar), packaging, and shipping processes.

In fact, every bag of Rosy croton potting soil traps more than 2 kg of CO2 from the carbon cycle!  

This makes our croton potting mix a positive resource for your garden and the environment. 

Find out more in our 2022 Life Cycle Assessment.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost

ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS 

Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

Croton Plant Care & Soil Guide

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) is a variegated flowering plant with colorful leaves from the Euphorbiaceae family. 

Commonly called garden croton, this tropical plant is native to Southeast Asia and includes popular houseplant cultivars like:

  • Croton petra (Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra')
  • Croton gold dust (Codiaeum variegatum 'Gold Dust')
  • Croton mammy (Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammy)
  • Croton red iceton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Mrs. Iceton')
  • Croton Joseph’s coat (Codiaeum variegatum pictum)
  • Croton sunny star (Codiaeum variegatum ‘Sunny Star’)

Want to enjoy the bright colors of a magnificent croton cultivar in your garden?

Follow our croton plant care tips:

1. Use the Right Soil for Your Croton Plant

Naturally, crotons grow in humid climates on loose soil.

So they need potting soil that’s:

  • Light and airy
  • Provides good drainage
  • Rich in nutrients and organic matter
  • Regular potting soil blends may not provide the optimum nutrition for crotons, potentially causing leaf drop and browning.

    Our recommendation? 

    Rosy’s croton soil mix — a nutrient-rich, well-draining soil specifically crafted for crotons. 

    2. Maintain Ideal Soil Moisture & Humidity Levels

    Keep these aspects in mind when growing croton houseplants:

    • Being a tropical plant, crotons need a humid environment with bright light (6-8 hours of sunlight) to grow. They usually prefer room temperatures of 60–70°F and humidity levels between 40-80%.
    • While crotons prefer moist soil, soggy soil conditions could cause root rot. 

    How to ensure optimum soil moisture and humidity levels for crotons?

    Follow these tips:

    • Place your croton plant next to a humidifier to maintain ideal humidity levels (instead of misting croton leaves).
    • Water your croton houseplant when the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry (enough to keep the soil moist).
    • Plant crotons in containers with proper drainage holes to avoid excess water logging.

    3. Look Out for Pests

    Spider mite and mealy bug attacks are common problems for croton plant leaves. 

    If left untreated, mealy bugs and spider mite infestations can stunt leaf growth and cause leaf loss.

    How to keep spider mites and mealybugs away?

    • Use mild horticulture oil or insecticidal soap.
    • Wipe croton leaves with rubbing alcohol, neem oil, or cold water. 

    4. Follow Best Croton Plant Care Practices

    Important plant care tips for growing a magnificent croton plant include:

    • Grow crotons in direct sunlight to let their colorful leaves pop. But some varieties, like a sunny star or gold dust croton, can also thrive in bright indirect light.
    • Move your garden croton indoors during winters.
    • Prune a croton plant (especially dead or damaged leaves) at the beginning of the growing season (spring and summer) to promote new growth. 
    • Young crotons need re-potting for the first three growing seasons.
    • Add organic fertilizer, like worm castings or compost, to the potting soil every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.
    • Use stem cuttings from a healthy croton for propagating a new plant.

    Note: A croton houseplant will produce green leaves (instead of bright colors) when not given enough bright light or sunlight. 

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    Reviewed by Autumn D.
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    The best soil I've ever used

    Such good quality soil. You can see and feel the difference from store bought. The only complaint I have is its super small quantities. When I bought the 8 quart it only took care of 2 plants. This soil makes me feel like a good plant mom :)

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    Reviewed by Shane S.
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    Let it grow!!

    This stuff rocks. Good for the earth and a catalyst for adding houseplants to my collection!

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    Reviewed by Kaila
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    My plants love it!

    I’m really happy with this soil mix. I repotted four plants with this mix 2 months ago and my plants are very happy. My monstera has grown 6 new leaves sine repotting. I did major surgery on my jade and it has put out so many new little leaves. I do pick out little mushrooms often but it doesn’t bother me. Will be purchasing again.

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    Reviewed by Avis L. P.
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    Interesting soil seems great.

    I’ve transplanted all that I could for about 3 weeks now and all of the plants appear very happy. I enjoyed working with it also. I would definitely plant more of my plants in the soil.

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    Reviewed by Linette R.
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    Grew a new leaf!

    I planted some cuttings from a plant I dropped. At first I was a little apprehensive because the soil is really dark lol….but after 3 weeks she seems to be doing great. She even grew a new leaf 🤗.

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