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Posted 3w ago by @AllieTerrarium

Why so droopy croton buddy?
We did some repotting (medium was old and she wasn’t growing that much) - used perlite, coco coir, some indoor potting soil, and orchid bark mixed up and this one hasn’t quite bounced back. Been over a week and little buddy is still looking down. What’s up? #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy
4ft to light, direct
4” pot without drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
I haven't had much luck with my croton after reporting either- maybe it's thirsty?
They loooooooove light. Like, really love it. Try moving it closer to a window and repot into a pot with drainage. They’re good at telling you when they’re thirsty too
@Jenny.jenny Hmmm it’s next to an Aerogarden light but perhaps while he’s recovering he should have his own.
Hey! I have a Croton just like yours! He’s very easy to take care of once you get it down, he has 4 new leaves growing just after gaining 3 new ones last month. They love light! Adore direct high light mines directly in the sun and I recommend that if that’s an option in your home! Next they definitely need drainage, i bottom water mine about every 1.5-2 weeks and let it drink as much as it needs and then let it drain excess out. They do like to dry out between waterings also. Overall they’re very easy plants under the right elements! I hope your plant gets better! 🤩
bright direct light and water. also a little trick i did was spray a plastic ziploc bag with water and make a mini greenhouse, crotons love humidity
@AllieTerrarium croton love 💕 bright indirect sunlight. That’s what gives them their beautiful colors. Plus I mist mine daily. I would move it closer to light. Maybe within a foot or so. But gradually do it as the plant will need to acclimate to it. I would move it every 3 days closer to light. Avoid direct light as it will burn its leaves.
@KikiGoldblatt it was already close to a grow light so I moved it to having its own. Hopefully this helps it perk right up.

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