A croton tree, once established, is often a constant source of joy and beauty for the whole family, as well as a wonderful source of nutritious vegetables. However, a cotton tree that is suddenly dropping leaves can be a serious problem, especially if this happens in the fall. Why is my crotch dropping leaves?
A cotton plant falling leaves is most often a sign that it has been transplanted or transferred from the garden to the house. This is natural as the plant responds to environmental changes with adaptation. In most cases, once settled, your indoor plant will start to produce new growth after three or four months. If, however, you are seeing your crotons falling leaves rapidly, it is a sign of disease or a change of environment, such as moving to a new pot.
One of the most common diseases affecting houseplants is leaf spot. Leaf spot is a disease that affects the roots, stem and leaf of your plants, and causes the leaves to fall off. The disease affects a wide range of plants, from crocuses and starlings to honeysuckle and morning glories. It is normally contracted by splashing water on a plant that has leaf spots, then touching the spot with your bare hand. It can be transmitted by splashing water on a plant that has leaf spots and then touching the spot with your bare hand. The disease is hard to detect unless the plant shows sudden leaf fall, or if a leaf has fallen to the floor.
A few ways to avoid leaf spot are to keep water well watered and not over-water. Keep leaves well away from your plants, and do not wash leaves from your garden when you water. In cases of an outbreak, it is a good idea to isolate the affected plants, and give them time to recover. You can try applying fungicide, which is safe for most plants, to prevent a spread of the disease. You may also wish to contact a local nursery to ask about any other diseases that may affect your crop.
Another problem that causes leaves to fall is a fungus. A fungus known as leaf spot is caused by a fungus called Staphylococcus aureus. It is very hardy and can infect many different types of plants. It tends to attack plants with weak stems and damaged areas, and can cause the leaves to fall off along with the plant.
There are a number of ways to deal with this fungus. You can place infected plants in a plastic bag and suffocate them until the fungus has died, at which point you can wash the bag and leave the plant in a warm, dark place. You may also wish to treat infected plants with a fungicide. Fungi often feed on new leaf tissue, so you should be able to see a significant reduction in leaf spot after a treatment.
Other causes of why is my crotch dropping leaves include an environmental or water stress situation. If your flower garden is located in a cold, wet climate for most of the year, the leaves that fall can be due to stress. A stressed plant will lack food and nutrients and will slowly lose leaves until the soil is no longer suitable for growing. Water stress can cause your plant to become sickly or die, so if you notice a significant change in the amount or quality of water your plants receive, it may be time to check and replace the water source.
Other reasons for why leaves are falling from your beautiful flowers can be a disease or insect damage. A common leaf eating insect is a fire ant, which has a nasty habit of eating through leaves. You should check your Ant farm to see if they are making use of these leaf eaters. Another common leaf eating insect is a white-fly, which can often be found around garden potted plants. You should take care not to allow white-flies to eat your plants because they can do substantial damage.