Is the houseplant Croton poisonous to my pets?
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.
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.
This article will help with caring for croton plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/croton/care-croton-plants.htm
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.
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.
I have a croton and I want to know how to clean the leaves.
I normally use a soft, damp rag. These articles will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/how-to-clean-houseplants.htm
This has worked well for my waffle plant which has high water usage on tag. Will this work for croton too?
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.
What is the name of the attached houseplant and what is the best way to take a cutting? See attached photo.
This is a Croton.
Here are a couple of links for you with more information.
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?
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.