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It is having trouble supporting its own weight, and I am hoping that cutting off the top (where it starts to droop) would let it grow more full, rather than just tall. Would that work? Does it work with all plants?? I have a few that seem to have this issue.

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I'm afraid cutting off the top from where it leans over will not solve the problem, because the problem is insufficient light - you will notice that the plant has the appearance of stretching and leaning over to get as close to daylight as possible.

You could try moving it to a brighter spot, directly in front of a window and as close as possible, with the leaning part turned in towards the room - hopefully, the plant's desire for light will mean it straightens up.

  • Thanks for the reply! But what if I were to cut the top off AND give it more light. Perhaps that will help it grow fuller? – Brian FitzGerald Sep 2 at 20:01
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    It should grow fuller with increased light anyway - bear in mind that when you cut something back, it often produces two new stems where there was only one, so you might end up with two new shoots but still no fuller at the base. – Bamboo Sep 2 at 20:14

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