Top heavy croton

blooms2c(6)October 14, 2010

I have a croton I've had for several years, bought as a very small plant and repotted several times. My problem is it is getting very top heavy and I even have some of it staked and some limbs tied (loosely). Is there anything I can do to make the limbs stronger? Do I need to repot again or cut back? I really like the size and would like to keep it like that, but if I take the support away I'm afraid of what it will do. Also, how do you start new plants from croton? Maybe too many questions.

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grrr4200(z3 MI)

feel free to cut it back:) i think thats the best way to make it less top heavy. you could also try to root the cuttings:)

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 11:48AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)


Hiya, long time no see. Have you noticed that the posts you're answering here are mostly over a year old if not older?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 6:27PM
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grrr4200(z3 MI)

But they were unanswered posts... maybe they didn't do anything with the plant because no one gave some advice... so i did:)

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 2:17AM
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