thin n long!

March 15, 2007 8:43am CST
why do my plants keep growing thin n long. whatever i plant, they increase in height very quickly. eg: i planted a rose plant a few months back in a medium sized flower pot n kept it in the window. it has tend to grow quite tall n thin. the width of the stem is thin n flowers are smaller. the same goes for any plant i plant. i water them once in the morning. can anyone tell me whats going wrong.
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Your plants are definitely not getting enough light. An easy supplement would be a screw in compact florescent light bulb. The produce less heat than an incandescent bulb allowing you to put the bulb closer to the plants. It also uses much less electricity than incandescent as well. Just get the largest you can find. They sell them at the local stores & if you haven't switched all of your bulbs to florescent you should. You will save money and it helps the environment. A rose definitely needs more light than can be provided indoors without supplemental lighting.
@deebomb (15315)
• United States
15 Mar 07
A plant will become tall and skinny when it does not get enough sun light. All plants require different amount and kinds of sunlight. Your rose may need more direct sunlight that it is not getting by setting in the window. whish wayy is your window faceing? Try puting your plant in another window with longer sunlight hours.
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
15 Mar 07
You might be giving them too much nitrogen, or they most likely aren't getting enough light and are reaching up to get where the better light is. Maybe they're too close together an dstruggling for better light?
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