I have a houseplant, which has a label which says 'Iresine' (I'm not sure what species, as Google images finds various different versions including some that look like bushes, and Wikipedia says it's a genus rather than a specific type).
It's several years old, and it's rather spindly and tends to lean to the point of tipping over without support. I want to help it, but I'm not knowledgeable on these matters. I did attempt to prune it at one point (a year or more ago, I think; I cannot really remember).
A couple of photos:
The plant itself is approximately 40cm in height.
Aside from its leaning issues, I'm also concerned about how to improve its health and longevity. I've no idea how long it can potentially live for.
In terms of my options, I'm guessing I could moving it to a larger pot, and/or support it with a stick/pole of some kind? I've also tried rotating it on the window sill it rests upon (so that it will try to grow towards the sun in opposition to the direction it leans in) Is there anything else I can do to help it?
Someone has suggested to me to take a cutting and start over, dumping the old plant, but it has, I confess, sentimental value to me so I am loath to do this unless there's no hope for it at all.