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Zone 34202 | Anonymous added on October 30, 2021 | Answered

MY plant is growing more like a vine why. When I purchased is was amazing then it started to grow up with hanging roots, so stacked it up, but it never grew more like a bush. It’s just tall and skinny. Now I’m unhappy with the look , can I put in ground in zone 9b?

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Answered on November 2, 2021

It may not be getting enough light and is stretching upward.
It should grow up and out but not like a vine. You could try growing a couple cuttings from it and adding them to the pot to make it fuller. It is also recommended to add a totem for them to cling to.

It would be damaged below 40 degrees F. so it is not suitable to plant outside in your zone. You could move it outside in the summer and bring it in for winter, but it doesn't like very hot temperatures either.

Here are its care tips:



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