Shrimp Plant
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leggy shrimp plant

Zone I live in South Florida...zone 9/10? | Anonymous added on April 25, 2016 | Answered

My Shrimp plant is in full bloom, in the ground, but is very leggy. How can I bring it to full bloom? How can I braid the branches?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 26, 2016

Here are some photos of braided shrimp plants to give you an idea of how it is accomplished. As you can see, you will need a support inserted into the ground to latch your braided tree onto.

https://flic.kr/p/gFmSLm
http://briarpatchgreenhouses.com/shrimp-plant-braid
http://gardenmaking.com/garden-centre-new-plants/

Here is an article that might give you an idea on how to braid your plants together:
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/braid-trunk-plant-92251.html

Shrimp plants are one of those plants that need to be pruned regularly to keep them from getting leggy and is a plant that will benefit from a hard pruning every spring. Pruning encourages bushiness in the plant. It is also a good idea to pinch off the growing tips to encourage branching and bushiness.

For more information on shrimp plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shrimp-plant/growing-shrimp-plants.htm

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