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Jun 4, 2020 1:52 PM CST
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Wasilla, AK
I got a few cuttings of Mother of Thousands from a lady in CA, and potted them indoors at home in Alaska. They are in 3-4" pots, well-draining cactus soil, get watered when dry, and are in window sills with full access to sun. They look healthy and are growing fine, but are a little more lanky (more space between leaves on the stalk) than the pictures I've seen; and they seem to want to grow sideways. They are actually growing roots on the shoot, then grow upward again. I didn't think they did the runner thing! My only problem with this growth pattern is that in order to accommodate them, I'm going to have to put them in an oblong planter and direct them to turn around when they reach the end. Any suggestions? I would rather have an upright-growing plant. Incidentally, you can see the plant in the same container has the same problem. I'm not even sure what that one is.
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Jun 4, 2020 2:32 PM CST
Name: Baja
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They need more light. They should "see" the sun for hours a day year round for best results, which might be hard for you in the northlands.

Jun 4, 2020 2:37 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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The stems can be cut back and the tip cuttings inserted in the pot so you will have additional stems in the pot. Shortening the stems will keep them from becoming too long and horizontal.
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Jun 4, 2020 4:09 PM CST
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Wasilla, AK
Thank you!
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