Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by annafl, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I have two crotons that were recently planted. One is in half day sun and is dropping some of the few leaves it has. I think they are davis hybrids- the unhappy one was sold to me by Mark Peters as a Davis #7 and is white/cream and green. I guess I thought these tolerated quite a bit of sun (like yellow and green crotons?). Do I need to put this in shade or will it just take some adapting? Thanks in advance:confused:.
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

    One bit of advice is to water twice a day for the next few weeks.The root structure might have been ok to support a plant under cover but direct sunlight is another matter.You might keep losing leaves but I am pretty sure the plants will survive.
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks! I just went out and gave it a good drink, Mike. So you think it will do fine in half day sun once it gets established or should I transplant it to a shadier spot?
  4. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

    West Boca Raton 10b
    Don't be afraid to dig up & move a poor performing croton. I either find a more suitable spot or re-pot it until it gains some strength before re-planting.
  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I'm torn Randy. I will water a lot the next day or two and if it doesn't look a lot happier I will transplant this weekend. Does anyone know if Davis hybrids (white and green) do better in more or less sun? Thanks!

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