Croton Plants
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Zone Tampa, FL. 33614 | Michelle N Lorenz added on May 3, 2018 | Answered

I accidentally left my croton outside during a night that fell below freezing & all the leaves fell off. I know it's a resilient plant so I continued caring for it until leaves regrew. However, now all the leaves are at the very top of the stems & I'm wondering if transplanting each stem into separate pots would be an option. If so, how? (Do I need to separate the roots & use the roots to plant again or could I cut the stems up to just below the leaves & plant by the stems?)

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 4, 2018

This will be more trouble that it is worth, as well as being a risky move to the health of the plant. This is especially true if you do not have quite a bit of experience dividing plants that are a little more on the sensitive end. I would just continue to let it grow into its own shape, and trim out any fully dead branches.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/croton/care-croton-plants.htm

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