Plant Care Tip #14: Leaning Stems

The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

Like us, sometimes our houseplants need a little extra support. If your plant has stems that look to be leaning, give them something to cling to! Follow these simple plant staking steps to straighten out your greens.

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  1. Measure the length from the base of the soil to the top of your plant. Add a few inches to allow room for growth.

  2. Cut a bamboo stake to match this length.

  3. Insert stake into the soil at least 2 inches away from the base of your plant and at least 2-3 inches deep. Ensure the stake is sturdy.

  4. Tie the stem of your plant to the stake using flexible materials such as nylon, wool, or twine.

  5. Monitor your plant’s growth every 2 weeks and check that the stems have wiggle room. You want to guide your plant’s growth in the proper direction without being forceful. Add additional ties as needed.


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