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Topic Title: CROTONS
Topic Summary: Croton diseases
Created On: 05/12/2017 04:11 PM
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 05/12/2017 04:11 PM
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dab

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Several of my Crotons have been de-leafed. Anyone have any ideas of what it could be?  



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 05/12/2017 06:14 PM
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jahcocoa

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It probably could be a number of things. I bet a picture on here would help some of the people on surfline diagnosis it for you.  In my yard I have lost some to having them in a too wet and shady environment. They seem to get a blackish mold and decline, ultimately getting leafless and dying. Did yours have a black colored mold? Is it in shade?

 05/12/2017 06:31 PM
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Poncho

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I've had 3 older crotons, probably close to 20 years old, die in the last couple of months. Have turned black. Plan to take them out tomorrow. Not sure why, but I feel it's some kind of disease.

 05/12/2017 08:55 PM
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Central Floridave

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More than like croton scale. and/or drought.
 05/14/2017 06:59 AM
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HarbourJungle

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Mine have croton scale pretty bad as well, it sounds similar to yours. Going to get some ladybugs today. Hope that will help



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 05/14/2017 09:38 AM
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Karma

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put coffee grounds around the base and maybe spray the scale with neem and soap...also smash them if you are patient enough..cull the herd, ya heard.

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 05/14/2017 05:46 PM
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pompano

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I bet is is scale.  turned my hands green squishing the bastards by running my fingers up and down the stems.  bought a bag of ladybugs at Sun Harbor.  Helped a bit.  I tried neem, didn't work that great.  Did the dishsoap with cayenne and lemongrass. That killed more. I don't know where they come from, but they continue to return.  I didn't do coffee grounds on the crotons.  Then they went ballistic on my firebushes.  I threw in the towel and sprayed them with talstar.  All dead. I don't know how long talstar lasts, but I did it when nothing was flowering. hate to use that stuff.  

 05/15/2017 07:07 AM
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Karma

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coming from the ants...ants don't like coffee

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 05/15/2017 08:17 AM
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scombrid

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Black stuff is sooty mold. It grows on scale poop. Ants cultivate the scale.

Scale thrives on stressed plants.

 



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