Croton HousePlant Identification & Care

What is this house plant?
it is dropping leaves, what does that tell you?
how moist should soil be?


Hi Chris,



Your plant is a Croton Curly Boy (or a close relative). It is losing leaves because it is getting too much water. Wait until the soil is almost dry before watering and provide very bright indirect light. There are complete care instructions for a Croton in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. The Croton pictured is a different variety but the care is the same. Here’s what a healthy version of your plant might look like. The colors in the leaves vary according to the light levels.