Advice

Do crotons need full sun?

For the best color development crotons should receive good light but have some protection from full midday sun. Their color burns out in full sun and hardly develops at all in shade, Bender says. Even crotons bred for indoor use need as much light as they can get to hold their color well.

Do crotons need full sun?

For the best color development crotons should receive good light but have some protection from full midday sun. Their color burns out in full sun and hardly develops at all in shade, Bender says. Even crotons bred for indoor use need as much light as they can get to hold their color well.

How often do you water crotons?

Sure, you want to water your croton every 3-7 days in summer and spring to keep the soil moist but not soggy. However, you don’t want to actually count days before watering. Instead, check the soil moisture and water when ½ inch of topsoil is dry.

Is croton a good indoor plant?

Croton Indoor Plant The croton plant is often grown outdoors in tropical climates, but also makes excellent houseplants.

How do you save a dying croton plant?

To revive crotons locate the plant in bright, indirect light, ensure that the soil is evenly moist yet well draining, and mist the leaves regularly to create a humid micro-climate that emulates the humid conditions of the crotons native environment.

How do I know if my croton is dying?

Crotons are sensitive to overwatering. Normally when a plant’s leaves are wilting this means it needs more water, however, if you notice your Croton Petra’s leaves are wilting, you may be watering too much. If the bottom leaves of the plant dry out and fall off, you are not watering enough.

Why are my crotons dying?

The reason for a dying croton is usually because of under watering, over watering, transplant shock or due to cold temperatures. Crotons are tropical plants and sensitive to cold temperatures. Temperatures lower then 50ºF cause the crotons leaves to drop with a dying appearance.

Should I mist croton?

The soil in which the croton is planted should remain moist but not constantly wet during spring and summer when the plant is growing. Feel the soil and if it is dry to the touch, it may be time for watering. In a dry environment, the croton may require misting to maintain healthy leaf growth.

Do crotons do well in shade?

Crotons are relatively easy-going plants in the landscape, but they don’t tolerate wet feet well and should be planted in well-drained soil. They will thrive in either full sun or part-shade locations, though in shadier spots their colors may be more muted.

Can I put my croton plant outside?

Crotons are tropical plants that thrive outdoors in warm temperate areas. These plants do not like cold weather, so make sure that the temperature remains above 60 degrees Fahrenheit all year. Humidity is also tolerated by the croton plant, so areas like Florida will present the perfect outdoor growing space.

What does an overwatered Croton look like?