When I saw the tropical croton petra plant for the first time, I was amazed by a variety of its leaf types and colors. It’s name is Croton, it’s a black waxy leaf with red veins in it. Oakleaf Croton. These diterpenes developed in the bark, roots, and sap of the plants as a chemical defense against herbivores, and is especially toxic to horses and cattle. Codiaeum 'Oakleaf' Oakleaf croton features interesting lobed leaves, giving the plant extra texture (and lending it its name). You don’t want to take your cutting from too far down the branch, as it might not make new growth on really old wood. I went online and on one web site it stated that it is highly poisonous to pets and people. Croton plants are toxic to cats. You definitely need to get your cat into the vet immediately. Croton Plants Can be toxic (Caution) The milky sap that is inside the stem of the plant is toxic.

Skin irritation may also occur after exposure to the sap but tends to be mild. Causes of Croton Poisoning in Dogs The symptoms of poisoning from the croton plant are caused by naturally occurring chemicals known as diterpenes, including 5-deoxyingenol. I knew that it is very toxic for cats and dogs so I … I bought it two years ago, and my croton grow was very successful. So i was wondering if i should return it? Croton is a common name often used for Codiaeum variegatum, an ornamental plant. Each dark green leave is … The sap will cause indigestion distress, but it is typically not fatal for dogs, cats, or small children. I have it on my enclosed patio and my cats go out there all the time. But then I noticed that my favorite croton was bitten. I thought it could be just vomiting because he vomits his hair rather often (as many cats like licking their hair and then they vomit it out). The first step is to find the right piece of wood to start your cutting from. Propagating crotons from stem cuttings. As a result, I could hardly resist getting my own croton plants at home. Amazing Croton Plant: 1 Life Story of Getting Acquainted with Vegetable Life, or 12 Secrets of Professional Stuff’s Growing Conditions & Care. You can also contact the animal poison control line at(###) ###-####for help, although they charge a fee for assistance. I would bypass that step, however, and get him in for medical treatment immediately. If you could please email me back asap, cause I’d like to keep the plant, but I love my cats and myself more.

Ingestion may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal irritation resulting in mild drooling, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. If you have a croton in your home, make sure that it is placed in a location where its beauty can truly be appreciated.

Also, you do not want too fat a piece, where it could dry out quickly.