Answer: Aucuba prefers an evenly moist, humusy soil that is well drained, never sopping wet. Overwatering could cause it to droop, as could root rot type problems related to overly wet soil. Keep in mind that watering should only be done if needed, and that rain and cooler weather will reduce the need to water and often will eliminate the need for it. To know if and when you need to water, check the soil with your finger. Cold would not cause that; it is an evergreen and the leaves stay upright and in place during cold weather.
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