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leggy

(of a plant) having an unusually long and weak stem
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"Our passing looked short and there was a lack of penetration, but that can be down to that touch of legginess.
"Our passing looked short and there was a lack of penetration, but thatcanbedownto that touch of legginess. We gave the ball away too easily.
* How frequently do the plants need pruning to prevent legginess or to induce fullness or to eliminate water sprouts and sucker growth?
Prune after flowering to maintain natural shape and to prevent legginess.
In the process, he has increased the flowering capacity of the plant, reduced its legginess, and introduced new colors.
Bedding plants Sometimes done to Unnecessary encourage branching and to prevent legginess in plants before sale.