Lemon Bay Rum Tree!
Hello! I recently bought this giant tree (giant for me- I live in an apartment.) about 6 feet tall? I couldn't resist, it was on sale for $20 marked down from 110. The one thing about it though, it is slightly tipping over and the stick it once was tied to is loose/doesn't help it stick up anymore. What do I do to secure it up and encourage it to grow straight? Do I have to move it physically by taking it out of the pot?
I googled the plant and it appears to be a rare variety of allspice/bay leaf, and there also isn't much information about it. I have it near my window with the brightest light, which is in my bedroom. I'm planning to put it on the porch when it gets warm again.
One thing I saw looking closely is that there are a few ants crawling around.. is there any way to get rid of them (besides setting a bunch of spiders out to hunt them)? Will they harm my plant?
I'm excited to have such a cute and unique plant! I've just been giving it a good watering it when it looks almost dry. I'm not sure how to tell if the plant is stressed or not.. it doesn't appear to yet.
Thanks in advance for any help and additional information!