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Croton Petra Problem

Posted by Scarlet09 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 20, 11 at 8:17

Hi all! I'm new to this forum and new to caring for a Croton plant. I just moved to the Tampa area in June (from VA) and immediately began working on my flower beds.

I planted two croton petra plants along with others (buttercup, cape plumbargo, setcreasea, scaevola, purslane, dwarf pentas). The crotons are doing the worst. The other plants are blooming, growing, and looking healthy overall. The crotons seem to be losing leaves daily (mostly those at the bottom).

I've read folks saying that their crotons do best when the soil can dry out between watering (for indoor growing). Might my crotons be getting too much water (i.e., the frequent Florida rain showers)?

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RE: Croton Petra Problem

  • Posted by rednofl 9b Goldenrod Fl hz (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 22, 11 at 6:35

I think you may have the answer. Crotons like well drained soil. If you do not get a good answer here try the Florida forum. Florida is a unique environment and there are lots of friendly knowledgeable folks over there.

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