Not long ago, i had planted some crotons along the road side and after a few months, the croton's leaves suddenly collaspe and eventually to slow death.. Do anyone know why is this happening? in my opinion i suspect that it is water logging and maybe too much watering? This afternoon, i took out some of them and take a good look at the root system.. They are dead.. no signs of live roots too.. We try to cut them back but it still die off... =( 99.5% of crotons in bags (place on the ground) are doing perfectly fine. Only 0.5% face the same problem, and the method i used is to cut back the plant, reduce the number of leaves and re-plant it into a smaller bag with roots that are sprayed with fungicide.. In 3 cases, 2 came back and 1 couldnt make it..