Why is my houseplant dropping leaves?
I got a plant a couple weeks ago. Could you please help identify this plant (picture attached) and why it’s dropping leaves?
I first kept it in low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron. then near the window, watered regularly after checking the soil and kept the house heating down to 76F, but seems like nothing is working and the leaves keep dropping every day
Your plant is a type of Croton Plant. Crotons are poisonous houseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them. so please keep it away from small children and pets. I think your plant is losing leaves because it is over-watered. Here a some care tips for a Croton.
You can read more about Croton Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety but the care is the same.