Why Is My Plant Leaning Over?
How can you tell if your leggy plant needs more light? Look to see if it is stretching toward the light or has thin, spindly stems.
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Leaning Leggy Plants
Are your indoor plants looking leggy and spindly or stretching over toward the window? Light is likely the cause of these problems — or, more precisely, a lack of light.
How To Make Your Plants Stop Leaning
Give your indoor plants a quarter turn every few weeks to promote even growth. Let in more light if plants have thin stems and excessive space between each set of leaves.
Where To Place New Plants
When you bring home a new indoor plant, read the plant tag before you choose where to place it. Plants that need a lot of light thrive when placed in front of an east- or west-facing window. Low-light plants can be six feet back, off to the side of these windows or near a north-facing one. These are the top 15 best houseplants for low light.
Help Your Plants Grow
Once you provide the right amount of light for your plant, pinch off the growing tips of leggy plants to encourage compact growth. Trimming back and pinching long, leggy plants can do wonders for their health.