Well-Draining Croton Soil Mix

An all-natural, fertile potting mix suitable for croton plants
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 104 reviews
Regular price$19.99

☑ 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.


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.


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). 


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


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 Amanda
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    It’s good a little pricey

    So I wanted to try it and I really like it. I hope the price comes down in the future because it is on the pricey side. I think it’s fine if you have just a couple of plants but u have over 60 so it gets pricey!

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    Reviewed by Janie
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    like quaity

    It worked well, with the soil I had when I repotted my plants. Will see how its an improvement over usual brand

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    Reviewed by Caren
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    LOVE this potting soil

    So happy to find this this soil. This potting soil has amped up my planting game. Very easy to use, and I especially like that the bag is resealable. I highly recommend this soil to both newbie and seasoned plant growers.

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    Reviewed by CPeng
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    Plants are thriving.

    I've been using ROSY soil for a little over a year now, and my plants have never been happier. I've noticed a significant improvement in the overall health of my pothos, with extremely fast growth. It's very easy to work with and provides everything your plant needs to thrive. I was able to use the abundance of growth to propagate more healthy pothos plants - all potted in ROSY. I would recommend this to any plant parent!

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    Reviewed by Chelsea F.
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    Loved this soil!

    Was my first time order, and my plants seem to be thriving with the soil!! Super happy and will be a returning customer!

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