Re: China Doll
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Posted by Chris on January 28, 2003 at 08:44:15:
In Reply to: China Doll posted by Lorna on January 27, 2003 at 15:55:22:
You've been pinching the leaves. To keep it bushy, you will have to pinch the top. This won't really "hinder" growth, but will encourage side branching. Cut the main stem just above a leaf joint and within a month you'll see new branches developing from the stem. You can eventually pinch those branches if it gets leggy again.
: Hello again, I have a beautiful china doll plant...tree...bush...thing..., and it's growing just great - the problem is that it's getting very long and straggly.
: I pinch it like the Nursery attendant said, and it keeps it nice and compact wide-ways, but it just keeps growing up, up and even more up! I didn't want to "Pinch" the top because I didn't know what it would do. Is there any way to keep it short and bushy without hindering its growth altogether? Thanks a lot! :)
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