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Deelytleful started grow question 5 years ago
She’s started to lean to the right, I guess I’m gonna have to stake her. Is it normal to become top heavy so soon?
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Newbie Grower Deelytleful
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6 comments · 5 years ago
Week 7
Techniques. Defoliation
Tater answered grow question 5 years ago
As has already been mentioned, the phototropic tendency is to seek/ follow the sun. Yours is still in a planter... Get a slender bamboo stake and place it along the main stem. Use some plant ties to secure it loosely. Give it enough room to shift, but not lay down... Start a little Low Stress Training (LST) to the sides of the planter. Give the planter a quarter or half turn every day or so and let her grow... This looks like a great start.
ValleoGrow answered grow question 5 years ago
I dont think It's because it is top heavy, plants often lean a bit to one side or another, especially when growing outdoors due to Wind and placement og the sun. You Can try to place the plant so it is leaning away from the sun and see if it helps because the plant now needs to turn towards the sun again! Also if you have strong Wind it will Help your plant stem to get stronger and more resistant to the wind. Hope it helped to answer tur question!;))
PharmaZ answered grow question 5 years ago
Did you feed her before you took the pic, osmosis caused the plant to lean sometimes. Also they like to “face” the sun the leaves will turn if they have to. But yes if you don’t plan on transplanting anymore then I’d advise you to stake the plant some silica can help strengthen her up too.
growdoctordc answered grow question 5 years ago
Only if she is full with flowers should she be top heavy. But it could just mean she is growing faster than the cells can produce the strength needed to hold her up, so you should help. Also add a gentle fan if she is not getting natural wind if that’s possible.
Gorgeous clone! Best wishes