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Q.Shrimp Plants Leaning

Zone 32210 | Anonymous added on January 29, 2023 | Answered

My shrimp plants (purple and pink) both lean way out from their corner instead of growing straight up. why and How can I fix? They are in a bed watered with leftover dishwasher water but other than leaning way over they are tall (sideways) and seem healthy. Both types flower and are pretty and stalks are big… just leaning. You will notice from the attached photos that some of the stems just lean over. Thanks for your consideration of my problem.

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Answered on January 30, 2023

They are likely reaching for the sunlight. If possible, you can replant them where they get more sun. If that is not feasible you can cut them back so they will bush more and stake if needed to hold them more upright. Sometimes just pinching the top back as they grow will help. Here is more:


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