jeff57
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Sago palm

I have a palm that I've had for about 2 years now. I was told to mark the pot so the plant faces the same direction all of the time. This was said to keep the plant from twisting. The problem that I have is that it is the three main stems are leaning at about a 60 degree angle. The plant sits about 15 feet from the window and gets full sun for half of the day. I had it closer to the window when I first got a didn't have the problem but I have trimmed back the original main stems for new growth. Thanks for any help.

bullthistle
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From my perspective if you keep a plant in the same spot branches will lean towards the sun which is why I rotate my indoor plants so each stem has a chance at the sun. Twisted plants, never heard of such a thing.

jeff57
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The thing about not turning it was in the directions that came with it. I just did a search and found it mentioned on another forum. I will try rotating it. If the branches start to twist I can trim them back.

https://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=8249

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