Croton growing in hostile climate. For a Croton.

Stan

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Mammy seems to have reverted to wild Croton. None of the color or leaf form of what it was last year. It never had any frost damage..but took some real cold in January. You think the leafs will turn red? get larger?
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Hard to predict what it may or may not do - remember: it's a croton. However, if it were mine, I'd water and fertilize a lot and hope it bounced back. Otherwise, I'd cut off the ugly stuff and see what happens. Keep us posted.
 
N.S., I see today..they are turning red. But much smaller then the original leafs. Are you saying its not Mammy but Indian Headress?
 
Hey Stan, there are 100's of millions of Mammy's in the world and they can sport several different looks it sounds like yours is doing that. I had one with Red M, Yellow/Green M,and Head D, all growing very well. If you can find the Croton Stewartii it is very cold tolerant and very nice looking.
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