Louise
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Asked on Oct 27, 2012

Before I bring in this houseplant for the cold season, would it be beneficial to rearrange it in the pot to make the

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main "stem" stand more upright? (I know it must not be called a stem, so what IS its name?) I nearly have to because it's leaning so much I'd just about have to lean it against a wall. It's had these tendencies for years. Is there a reason and what's the best way to deal with it? It's over 30 yrs old so I want to keep it.
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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 28, 2012

    Given the size of that plant and the size of that pot ...you are in serious need of re-planting into a much bigger pot. it you move this in /out each season get a wheeled planter base. This smaller pot my be light enough now but when you upgrade it will get a bit heavier.

  • Louise
    on Oct 28, 2012

    When I took the photo I started wondering the size of the pot might contribute to its problem. I'll repot it today. Thanks. AND I should straighten it up, right?

  • Louise
    on Oct 28, 2012

    I'm not sure what you mean by "the support might come apart."

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 29, 2012

    a small metal u shaped fence post would be sturdy...and not risk rotting like a wood post.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Oct 29, 2012

    That plant is definitely in need of an upgrade in pot size. Feel free to make it more upright when you do, but you may well need a stake to keep it that way.

  • Shi115440
    on Oct 29, 2012

    Definitely time for a new container!

  • Louise
    on Oct 30, 2012

    But if I put it in a new container, I won't get my money's worth on this one! I've only used it about 25 yrs or so. :-))

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 30, 2012

    you can always save the pot for one of its smaller cousins...then get another 25 yers out of it...50 years is my limit for a plastic pot.

  • Melissa K
    on Nov 1, 2012

    A few years ago, a friend talked me into leaving this plant outside in the ground for the winter. Although it did survive (and I divided it i the process) It is in a poor area and I plan to dig it up and bring it back in the for winter. Its been outside for about three years.

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