The croton petra has large leaves with colorful veins. The colors that can occur in the leaves are: yellow, red, orange, and purple. Make sure that the soil always remains slightly moist, but do not give the plant too much water. It is better to give several small amounts of water, than 1 large amount of water. This plant likes to stand in a place where it gets sunlight. The croton petra prefers at least 6 hours of unfiltered sunlight daily. When the sun is at its hottest during the summer months, place the plant in the shade.