Care And Propagation Of Croton Plant.
Croton plant varieties require heavy watering as well as high humidity. Misting the plant once or twice a week appears to be sufficient for accommodating the Croton’s humidity needs if you live in an area with low humidity levels.Keep the plants soil moist at all times.If leaves begin to fall off or slope downward,you are probably not providing the plant with enough water.If the leaves edges become wilted,this may be an indication that you are over watering the plant.Try cutting down on how often you water and see if that improves the leaves appearance.The Croton also prefers warm temperatures up to 80 degrees F.
With regards to propagation of croton plants For best results, take a 4- to 6-inch softwood cutting in early summer.Leave only one leaf on the cutting. Using a clean knife, make the cut just below a leaf.When propagating a large-leaved variety of croton,cut the leaf in half to stop the stem from bleeding,dust it with charcoal.Next,dust the cutting with rooting hormone.You’ll find these items at any garden center.