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Croton Problems - Expert responds on croton diseases

Croton Problems - Expert responds on croton diseases


THE AGRONOMIST ANSWERS ON HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR PLANTS

FIORELLA'S QUESTION

I have a croton that I have been growing in pots for 8 years; now, due to space requirements, I should reduce its size: is it possible to prune it? If so, in what period should the operation be performed?

I have the same problem for a ficus benjamina too, when and how to prune?

Thank you.

Fiorella

AGRONOME ANSWERS

Dear Fiorella,

as for the pruning of your croton you should wait until March.

As you cut the plant you will notice a whitish latex coming out. To avoid leaving the wound open and therefore subject to parasitic attacks, I advise you to cover it with sulfur powder or coal, always in powder form.

As for the ficus, the epoch is the same. Follow the same technique recommended for croton.

If you have problems, you know where to find me.

Dr. M. G. Davoli


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