Cactus and Succulents forum→Can deep pots cause leggy growth?

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Name: Ross
Lancashire, England, UK
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RPK82
Jun 13, 2020 5:17 PM CST
I've repotted a couple of my succulents and a non succulent into deep narrow pots, because of it being difficult to find shallow pots that are the right size.

Since repotting them they have grown like crazy, but all the new growth looks leggy compared to the older growth, the older growth looks a lot more compact, they get just as much sunlight as they used to, and the sunlight has been enough to make my Jades bush out more and for the leaves to go a very dark red around the edges and underneath.

Pincushion Peperomia (Peperomia ferreyrae)

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Sedum (Sedum makinoi 'Tundra Tornado')

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Baby's Tears (non succulent)

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 13, 2020 8:47 PM CST
Those look okay to me. Did you use fresh potting medium when you transplanted them? I suspect you did and that it was high on nutrients compared to the old soil. I'm guessing the richer soil mix has resulted in a rapid growth spurt, especially since the transplant occurred when the plants were preparing for seasonal growth anyway. It doesn't really look like etoliated growth to me, but it does look like rapid new growth. Even in the full intense Texas sun, rich soil combined with sufficient moisture can result in that sort of growth. It's sometimes especially noticeable after someone has been generous with fertilize and has a sprinkler system. I think they'll adjust and the growth will slow down.
Donald
Name: Eric
Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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Hallow
Jun 14, 2020 7:26 AM CST
Deep pots won't encourage leggy growth. Lack of sun encourages leggy growth.
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I got this baby tears about 4 mo. It's in a very deep pot. It doubled in size in that time. I like foliage cascading over the sides. If kept well watered they grow like crazy.

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