new plant is still leggy and has a neck
Hi Irina and All
A new plant that I got several weeks ago from a grower
arrived "leggy" and floppy. It is now doing well,
but is too long in the stems to stand up and
also has a small neck (that I did not notice
until now) also adding to the inability to stand on
I moved it from a 2" pot as it looked scary with its
"daddy long legs" appearance. It was
planted in what appeared to be 85%
vermiculite and 15% perlite into a 3" pot of
soil mix to give it support. It seemed happier.
It is supported by a deep cache pot, but the
leaves still touch the rim, so I placed cardboard
under them (a piece of a curved toilet paper
If I repotted it in the same pot, only more deeply
to bury the
short neck, which is about 1/3", the
lower portions of the stems would probably be
submerged in the soil. Wouldn't that likely
cause stem rot? It is an unusual, hard-to-get
variety, so I wouldn't want to risk losing it.
Has only 5 or 6 few leaves, and is
I read about violet rings, not sure if these
are for growing symmetrical plants that have normal
(short) leaf stems. Or if they might help
support this plant.
This plant is not symmetrical. It is Russian,
the leaves try to grow tangled.
I gently separated them,
I don't know what to do to help it to fill out,
or if the problem will get worse as it grows
and leaves become more "top-heavy."
Thanks for any suggestions.