Need gold dust croton help
IÃ¢ÂÂve had a gold dust croton for just over a year. It has grown very well during the summer and spring but as soon as it hits mid-fall it starts dropping leaves and those that are left become thin and limp. IÃ¢ÂÂm especially worried now because it looks as if all leaves will be dropped. Last winter I visited family for a few weeks and it perked up relatively soon after I arrived at my parentÃ¢ÂÂs house and it never looked as bad as this year. I live in a very dry area but try to keep the plant moist. I water it maybe twice a week but try to mist it every day.
It first started going down hill when I placed it outside for a few hours and I think it may have had too much sunlight. This was in the summer. It dropped a few leaves but seemed to be recovering. In the past month or so itÃ¢ÂÂs gotten much worse. I was concerned that it was too close to a cold window and so I placed it about 4 feet from a plant light (couldnÃ¢ÂÂt tell you the wattage or make right know). It just seems to keep getting worse. Unfortunately I canÃ¢ÂÂt post a picture now but will when I get a chance. Any recommendations, advice, or ideas?