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brikamran
May 7, 2020 6:01 PM CST
havent had this plant for more than 6 weeks sitting in a west facing window and it's leaning at the top! I water it regularly and see no other signs of rotting....i have a feeling this isn't healthy, help!
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BigBill
May 7, 2020 6:13 PM CST
Just turn it 180 degrees and it will start to straighten. It leans towards the direction of the light.
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critterologist
May 7, 2020 6:19 PM CST
I agree

Looks healthy!
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ctcarol
May 7, 2020 7:48 PM CST
Is there a drain hole in that pot? All plants need drainage.
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brikamran
May 10, 2020 10:53 AM CST
ctcarol said:Is there a drain hole in that pot? All plants need drainage.


i think that's the problem here, because turning it has shown no improvement. i have yet to see signs of root rot is the reason i'm so baffled by this!
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critterologist
May 10, 2020 10:59 AM CST
That's a pretty sturdy main stem... it'll take a while to straighten out. And it may always have a kink, even if new growth goes straight up. Give it some time. But do re-pot it so the lack of drainage doesn't become an issue. You can use the pretty container as a cache-pot to hold a plastic container with holes in the bottom... doesn't need to be a "real" nursery pot, any container that fits inside will work -- yogurt or cottage cheese container, cut-down plastic cup, etc. When you water, give it a few minutes to soak in, then pour out any extra water in the bottom of the pot.
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