Why Do Plants Grow Tall and Spindly Under Red Light?

Answer Plants grown in normal sunlight have short, strong stems and plenty of large, dark leaves spaced close together. Such plants are healthy and photosynthesize their food without problem. They do well... Read More »

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How can you get a spindly 12-inch tall Sensitive plant to be more bushy?

Answer Pinch back to a lower set of leaves. Best place is two sets of leaves above an already existing branching. This will force it to send out more branches. It may look a little unsightly at fi... Read More »

Why Vegetable Plants are Spindly?

Whether you've grown vegetable plants yourself or are shopping for bedding plants from a nursery, the best candidates are compact, bushy and leafy. Sometimes, however, you will find plants with lon... Read More »

What Do Plants Need to Grow Tall?

Plants need the right growing conditions as well as plenty of water, nutrients and sunshine to reach their maximum height. Within the plant kingdom there are a huge number of species, with each ind... Read More »

My Corn Plants Don't Grow Tall?

Corn is known for growing into over-sized stalks that tower above peoples' heads, so finding corn that is stunted and short can be disheartening to a grower. A few environmental factors can explain... Read More »