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Jun 14, 2020 9:57 AM CST
Should I worry about these brown leaf spots on my Croton? The plant is doing well overall, it has 8 new leaves, It's placed near a west facing window and I only use filtered water (though I'm not sure my standard filters will remove all the chlorine from the water). Does anyone know if this is some kind of fungal or bacterial disease? Thanks!😊🌱
Name: Will Creed
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Jun 14, 2020 10:08 AM CST
|Those leaf spots are normal and not a sign of any disease or pest.
Normally chlorinated water is not a problem for plants.
Your Croton likes a few hours of direct sun each day and very bright indirect for most of the day. A north or east windowsill is best.
Keep it tightly potted and water it as soon as the top half-inch of soil feels almost dry. It will drop leaves in a hurry if the soil gets too dry, even once.
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Jun 14, 2020 10:56 AM CST
Thanks so much for your recommendations! It's a relief I'm not killing it yet
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