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April 21, 2016 - 7:54 pm
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All my crotons have got droopy leaves. They are 2 feet tall. they have been like that for months together. what could be the problem? would appreciate advise. thanks

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April 22, 2016 - 8:24 am
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You need to start posting pics. Check the watering practice. Post a pic. It will help

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April 22, 2016 - 12:45 pm
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pls click on the link to see my croton. thanks

https://picasaweb.google.com/114691939338336388894/Croton?authkey=Gv1sRgCK-Doce_iMaQgAE#6276274407828325586

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did this happen because of overwatering or underwatering? i am still puzzled.

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I feel, they are drooping due to one or more of the following reasons.

1. Roots got disturbed while planting and they are recovering. ( if they are newly planted/repotted. ) They will appear fresh in the morning/night but in the noon they will droop. Provide some shade. They will pickup
2. Not enough water near the root zone. FIX: Water them thoroughly.
3. Excess fertilizer is causing them to lose water. FIX: Water them thoroughly.
4. Root rot, and they are unable to draw water.FIX: Gently inspect the roots by removing some top soil to see if there are root rot symptoms.

Was there a recent fertilizer application?

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April 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
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Thanks for your reply. Actually this croton has been looking droopy all the time for more than 4-5 months. There is a neem tree on top providing it with shade. But I also noticed two new leaves looking upright a month ago. after that no sign of anything. i will check for root rot next.

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May 12, 2016 - 7:57 pm
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i corrected the problem by trimming all the droopy leaves. Now I see some healthy new leaves plus some flowers(I think, that is what there are) SmileSmile

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