Last year I bought a number of large (one foot tall or so) croton plants, and have done well with them and the colors are great. This week, I found really small crotons for sale, and couldn't resist. Please see the photo; each pot has 3 plants in it. I want to move them to bigger, better clay pots. I am wondering if I can separate them, or if I should keep them together as one group until they get bigger. Also, how large of a pot is too much? I know they don't care to be handled and moved all that much; can I go with a large pot now, or should I start small and move them as they grow? I was thinking a standard 6 inch terra cotta pot, but if they will be OK with a bigger one, I'd consider it. Thank you so much in advance for your time and effort! Dan
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Sure, you could separate the multi stem plant. These are often planted in groupings for more color effect; so you can decide! Only use a pot that is 1 or 2 sizes larger than the nursery pot.