Why are my plants drooping?

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  1. Sophie B

    Sophie B New Seed

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    This is my first post here and I am looking for advice. I have two plants (not sure their names) that look healthy but both have dropping stems. I'm not sure why. Any ideas?

    Many thanks!
     

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  3. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    The stems look a little etiolated...fancy word for not enough sun light. Can you move them to a window that gets more light or add a growlight over them?

    Don't know what the second one is, although I have seen it in the stores. The first one might be a diffenbachia.
     
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    I think they're stretching for the light too.
     
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    Same here ! Its a typical problem with houseplants ! They look healthy other than that !
     
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    The leaves aren’t droopy which is a sure sign of under watering. So you’re good there

    My daughter has a diffenbachia that does the same thing but hers has plenty of light. Sometimes it’s just the way the plants grow.

    I’ve gone blank on the name of the second one but I had to stake mine to stop it from falling down.
     
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    I pretty much agree with what my colleagues above have written. I have seen plants that look like yours frequently in office buildings and sitting in out-of-the-way locations in homes.

    So then, what to do:
    --I agree that it would be a good idea to stake those plants of yours.
    --I also would suggest that you find a lighter place for them if you can.
    --Lastly, I also suggest potting them on into a bit larger pot and give them fresh soil which has some plant food integrated in the mixture.
    --Watering your plant reasonably...once or twice a month in the winter is wise-- Just give them a small amount amount of water. Summer watering needs to happen more frequently and in greater amounts. Feeding is usually something one does during the summer season only so that the plants can "rest".

    Good luck with those two plants and keep us posted on their progress.
     
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