Croton (Codiaeum) - «a spoiled child" flower box.
Any florist wants to grow not only luxury instance, but also to propagate it at home.
Here are the best breeds croton in a greenhouse.
Propagated by stem cuttings is a plant andonly in the spring. Prepare the stem apex height of about 10-15cm. To do this, cut lignified stem with a sharp knife and soak in warm water with wood or activated carbon, in order to wash away the latex. Then the stalks should be a little dry, and tie the leaves into a tube, in order to reduce the evaporation of moisture from the plants.
To rapidly rooting passed beforeput in teplichku, stalks should be immersed in phytohormones (Kornevin or Fitoverm). Further, it should be planted in a mini-teplichku (peat, sphagnum moss, and sand need to cover with foil) and spray daily and aired teplichku. Also, to speed up the process of rooting the month will help lower heating teplichke.
More can be propagated by air layering crotonand seeds. Air slips - branch with bare stems that hang down to the ground, and sprinkle the ground after she take root, cut off from the main plant and transplanted into a new pot. Seeds, like cuttings, planted in teplichku in January-February, pre-soaking for several hours in phytohormones. Seeds germinate in about 3-4 weeks.