Do rosemary plants exhibit phototropism? I bought a rosemary plant from a nursery with its woody stem not perpendicular to the soil surface (about 50 deg between the soil and the stem). While its branches and leaves grew perpendicular to the soil surface, it did not form a "straight" line with the stem (less than 180 deg between the bulk of branches and the stem). I just did not like how it looked.
I re-potted it with the stem sticking straight up from the soil, but now the leaves and branches are the ones that are leaning to one side. I tried to "correct" this by rotating the pot of the plant such that it is leaning/facing away from the sun, assuming that, just like any other plants in my garden, it would bend towards the light and "fix" itself to stand upright. But it has already been a week since I did this and nothing has changed.
Could it be that they do not respond to phototropism? (But they shouldn't have grown this way if it doesn't). Could it also be that only the new growths grow towards the light as older branches have started to become woody and stiff so they are not able to "bend"?