How to Separate and Repot a Large Croton Plant

Hi there, wondering if you would be able to help me. I have a beautiful Croton plant at my office. I would like to separate this plant into three pots as it’s been falling. What is the best way to do this without completely shocking and killing this gorgeous plant? I have attached pics of the plant and the rootball.

Hi Bernadette,

Colorful croton falling over
Overgrown Croton Plant

Carefully take the plant out of the pot. Gently separate the root ball into 3 sections. You may have to use a sharp knife if you cannot get the root ball apart. Plant the sections into containers that have drip holes in the bottom. The new containers should only be a few inches larger than the root ball. Since the plant is much smaller now, it will take longer for the soil to dry out. Be very, very careful not to over water. Water with some SuperThrive once you have finished potting the new plants. You can read about SuperThrive in the Glossary of the website. It does wonders!

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.