We'll be honest - crotons are not for those indoor gardeners seeking a low-maintenance plant. 'Batik' is an intriguing variety with unusuallly narrow leaves, but with the signature color palette of crotons - intense yellows and reds against dark green. For crotons to thrive indoors, home gardeners must provide the right mix of temperature, light, water, and humidity. The air in most homes is usually too dry for crotons, so daily misting or running a humidifier really helps, and best not to place them near a heater vent. Crotons will drop their leaves if they're unhappy, and colors may fade if they're not getting enough light. Persnickety? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. One last caveat - crotons are NOT pet-friendly, so keep out of reach of your furry friends.