Croton HousePlant Gets too Cold

Hi Judy I’m not sure of the name of this plant we were given. Through the warm summer it was beautiful. I can only assume the cold at night in conservatory has had a bad effect. I only hope you can tell me hove to get this plant back to its glorius self

Hi,

Cold-damaged Croton Plant

Croton Plant

Your plant is a Croton Plant. Croton Plants like very warm temperatures between 60-80 degrees. When the temperature drops below 50 degrees the leaves become permanently damaged and the damaged leaves cannot be saved. The good news is that the roots are just fine and if you prune the plant, it will grow back more beautiful than ever. The other thing to look out for is a plant pest called spider mitesLearn how to identify and treat the plant pest called Spider Mites. that love to infest Croton Plants. These plant insects suck the color out of the leaves of a Croton plants, leaving behind fine webbing and a gritty feel to the leaves. You can read more about spider mitesLearn how to identify and treat the plant pest called Spider Mites. in the Glossary of the website. Here are some plant care instructions for a Croton used as a houseplant.