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Name: Leah
Jun 29, 2017 7:41 PM CST

I have a succulent that is fairly healthy looking except for the fact that it is leaning pretty heavily to one side. What am I doing wrong? I water it about once a week until I see water draining from the bottom. Does it need a bigger pot? Am I giving it not enough water?

Thanks in advance!
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jun 29, 2017 7:51 PM CST
Needs more light.
It should be making babies, to help support it.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Jun 29, 2017 8:32 PM CST
Rotate the plant 180° and it will start leaning back to vertical. When light comes from only one direction (almost always the case with indoor plants) they will lean toward the window. I like to rotate my plants when I water, but you might want to let yours straighten out for a couple of weeks.

For what it's worth, these are hanging plants when they get an opportunity and have enough time. You should sort of plan for the stems to fall over at some point under their own weight.

Your care sounds good (as much light as possible indoors, like right by a sunny unobstructed window). Your plant would enjoy a bigger (wider) pot in the near future.
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