If you grow indoors potted plants such as Maranta ( Prayer Plant), Calathea, and similar, help is at hand. These don’t grow “up,” but spread out, from one or more central rhizomes. And when it reaches the edge of the pot, the stem appears to need some support as it keeps growing. Here’s a solution: Break off one tine from a plastic food fork, stick the handle deep into the soil and used the remaining tines as a support. For plants with thicker stems, you can break off the two middle fork tines. Voila, instant support, and they won’t rot like a tongue depressor. Mack Silver, Harrisburg
If you grow indoors potted plants such as Maranta ( Prayer Plant), Calathea, and similar, help is at hand. These don’t grow “up,” but spread out, from one or more central rhizomes. And when it reaches the edge of the pot, the stem appears to need some support as it keeps growing. Here’s a solution: Break off one tine from a plastic food fork, stick the handle deep into the soil and used the remaining tines as a support. For plants with thicker stems, you can break off the two middle fork tines. Voila, instant support, and they won’t rot like a tongue depressor. Mack Silver, Harrisburg Mack Silver, Harrisburg
If you grow indoors potted plants such as Maranta ( Prayer Plant), Calathea, and similar, help is at hand. These don’t grow “up,” but spread out, from one or more central rhizomes. And when it reaches the edge of the pot, the stem appears to need some support as it keeps growing. Here’s a solution: Break off one tine from a plastic food fork, stick the handle deep into the soil and used the remaining tines as a support. For plants with thicker stems, you can break off the two middle fork tines. Voila, instant support, and they won’t rot like a tongue depressor. Mack Silver, Harrisburg Mack Silver, Harrisburg

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