Question: Croton, guzmania and dracena
about two weeks ago I received a plant composition that included croton, dracena, guzmania and two other types.
I immediately noticed that the croton has collapsed leaves and, in fact, two have already fallen.
In a few weeks, when it will be a little warmer can I already separate all the plants and put them in different pots?
Croton, guzmania, dracena: Answer: Croton, guzmania and dracena
Dear Mrs. Rosanna,
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Croton or Codieum belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, and is an ornamental plant grown in pots due to the characteristic foliage that is of the expanded type and has a very varied coloration: from yellow striated green to reddish green.
The discoloration of the leaves followed by a loss of the same, in this species there is a symptom of nutritional deficiencies associated with poor lighting and water imbalances.
Together with a correct setting for optimum brightness and moderate watering, we recommend specific fertilizers to increase the anthocyanin coloration of the leaves.
In a few weeks you can easily separate the plants by planting them in different pots.