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Anonymous on
April 23, 2014

Q. 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.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
Certified Expert
A.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 26, 2014

Q. 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.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
November 27, 2014
A.

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.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 1, 2014

Q. cleaning leaves on flowers

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

Answered by
Nikki on
December 1, 2014
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Asked by
leighand on
May 29, 2015

Q. 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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 30, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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

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Asked by
betighe58 on
July 3, 2015

Q. name of houseplant

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 4, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 3, 2015

Q. 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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 5, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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

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