So I just cut my croton

kasia88April 25, 2013

Just an update to an old post. I cut the whole stem down and it's about 4 inches now, and it's been bare for a week now. The cut down bit is in water but neither is it sprouting roots, nor is the stem growing new leaves. How long does it take? It gets plenty of sun now.

Thanks

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birdsnblooms

Hi Kasia,

Last weekend I chopped my Croton down, too. All that's left is a stick/trunk..no foliage.

I'm assuming, it'll take 2-3 weeks before new leaves sprout.
Guess it depends on temps and light.
'If mine grows back anyway,' lol.

Did you prune stems back, too? Toni

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 11:16AM
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kasia88

No I just cut it down, I wasn't removing any leaves as it's all pretty fresh. Not exactly sure if that's what pruning means. English isn't my native language.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 11:29AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Hrer is what pruning means

Here is a link that might be useful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruning

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:41PM
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