HELP! My Petra Croton is dying :/
Hi! I just recently got a petra croton for my new house, (I had a plant one time before and it died - I have the blackest thumb). But i decided that I would change that and I have a few other plants that are doing great!
Unfortunately I was not able to find any information on the Petra Croton that was consistent, and made the mistake to have it in a pot in my house with pebbles. Then I read that the pebbles don't work and I should get a planter with a hole and saucer. So I moved her. She never did well, my house does not get a lot of sun. She has about 3 leaves left now and I just found information under Codiaeum Petra (not sure why I didn't look at that before -sigh- but anyway), it said she should be planted in soil outside and get about 7hrs of unfiltered sunlight. I would really like to save her, she was beautiful when I got her and its breaking my heart. Should I move her outside once again? I live in area 9, Los Angeles, and lately it's been pretty hot with today hitting 98.
Any help is appreciated!
Hi This is a UK based forum with a few members in NW Europe and a few other places so we have little knowledge of whether your croton would be better outside or not.
This website gives some pretty comprehensive advice
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.