How to Grow and Care for Croton Plants
was wondering how big a pot to put my pretty croton in......the pot i bought it in is very small....i love this plant.....need more
In general, a new pot should provide 2-3 inches of space for new soil between the rootball and the side of the pot, on all sides of the rootball.
Leaves keep dropping which look healthy and 1 of the stems has nodules of sap. What is the sap?
I believe I have a croton plant. I'm wondering what the tiny spike like things are. A few of them look like new leaves growing at the tip of them. Hope I can get this figured out. Thank you.
I have some crotons in my back yard I planted about 4 years ago. The nursery called them sloppy painter crotons; from the description above, I think they might be Eleanore Roosevelt. They have a thin green leaf and uneven yellow spots like paint splotches. I recently noticed some of the tops have a bumpy dark area (sort of moldy looking). Could anyone tell me what that might be and how should I treat it? I love these in my garden and would like them to last. My first thought is to treat them with Neem Oil
I have my croton in a southern window and turn it regularly and water it when the leaves droop. It did well for about a year but now the bottom leaves are turning brown and dry. Should I remove the leaves? I love the plant and want to do all I can to help it thrive.
My croton plant is 3 years old. The top has beautiful leaves but the bottom leaves are drooping. Should they be cut off? Presently I am unable to keep it in the window for sun. The plant is a container within a container. I add water every other Sunday. The roots are plentiful. Should they be cut off? I would appreciate a response asap. Thank you!
Hi Kathleen, yes go ahead a take those leaves off. In the winter months almost all the leaves fall off of both of mine. Then we set them outside water and fertilize and it amazing to watch the new leaves start to grow!