How to Water Houseplants

How to water a Zebra Plant and a Croton?

Hi Bob,

Zebra Plant

Keep the soil of a Zebra Plant moist but not soggy; never allow the soil to totally dry out. Bottom leaves drop off a Zebra Plant if it is over or under -watered.

Multi colored croton plant

Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering a Croton Plant. Crunchy leaves indicate over-watering. Leaves become soft and droop when your Croton needs water. When a Croton is severely over or under-watered leaves drop off.

Crotons 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.