Croton Plants

Click on links below to jump to that question.

  1. Is the houseplant Croton poisonous to my pets?
  2. Croton Care
  3. Croton number and size to pot size
  4. cleaning leaves on flowers
  5. wick watering for croton
  6. name of houseplant
  7. Croton has gotten very small leaves
Asked by TLPryor11 on June 16, 2012
Is the Houseplant Croton Poisonous to My Pets?

Is the houseplant Croton poisonous to my pets?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, Croton can cause gastrointestinal irritation, including abdominal discomfort, vomiting and diarrhea. Therefore, it is advisable to keep this plant out of reach from your pets.

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Anonymous on April 23, 2014
Croton Care

Wanting to grow in room with morning sun only, rest of time only artificial light, if any. Also, watering guidelines and what signs to look for before I kill it. I want this to thrive in my bedroom.

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article will help with caring for croton plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/croton/care-croton-plants.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Anonymous on November 26, 2014
Croton Number and Size to Pot Size

I purchased 4 little Croton plants (about 6 inches tall) about 2 years ago and planted them in what seemed like a big pot for their size (8 inches wide and 5 inches deep). Since then they have grown significantly with the two tallest now up to 2 feet tall.

Are they going to continue to be healthy in this pot together? Or will they need to be separated or put into bigger or deeper pots? And if they do need to be separated and/or re-potted, when would be the best time to do that? I enjoy my beautiful office plant and want to be caring for it properly so it will stay beautiful.

ANSWERS
theficuswrangler

While some people might advise separating your plants, I think the less fussing with them, the better. They're doing well for you in your office, so keep on doing what you're doing. An 8" pot may be getting small for them; I think I would repot the whole thing into a 10" pot now. Since this is an indoor plant, the time of year for repotting is not so important - you could repot now, or wait till spring. Really, any time that's convenient for you will do well.

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Anonymous on December 1, 2014
Cleaning Leaves on Flowers

I have a croton and I want to know how to clean the leaves.

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by leighand on May 29, 2015
Wick Watering for Croton

This has worked well for my waffle plant which has high water usage on tag. Will this work for croton too?

ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

A croton plant should be watered only when the top soil is dry.
Watering thoroughly until the water runs out the bottom.
Wick watering would not be a good application for a croton.
Here is a link to the care needed.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/croton/care-croton-plants.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by betighe58 on July 3, 2015
Name of Houseplant

What is the name of the attached houseplant and what is the best way to take a cutting? See attached photo.

ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Anonymous on September 3, 2015
Croton Has Gotten Very Small Leaves

I have had a Croton for many years. It grew and thrived but seemed to need a larger pot to keep thriving. It is in a very large pot now but I have not moved it to a larger one yet because pretty soon, it would get unmanageable for me. Its leaves, which used to get brightly colored and large with a transplant, now are small and falling off. What can I do to revive it? Simply transplant again into an even larger pot?

ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Your plant is stressed and may need a pruning to bring it back to health and shape.
You can remove up to 1/3 of the plant. Trim each branch back to a leaf cluster. Use clean garden snips or a scissors.
Here are some links to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/croton/care-croton-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/croton/croton-dropping-leaves.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
1 2 3 4

Not finding what you're looking for?

Ask A Question