Main stem bent to 90 degrees at 8 inch/20cm height

I’m growing auto fem White widow. She is 26 inches (66 cm”) tall, 4-5 weeks old, and getting close to flowering stage. There are multiple pistil nodes but really they are just starting to pop out. I went to rotate my girls and inadvertently bent the main stem on one to about 90 degrees, right at the 8” inches/20 cm height , where two fan leave nodes attach to the main stem. The outer skin only has 2 slight creases in it, no tearing from the plant but she won’t stand straight up. I used a string to tie her upright on a brace and used painters masking tape to bandage her upright for further support. Is there anything else I should do for her? With the damage being so low on the stem I’m afraid that she’s going to have issues. ADVICE IS REALLY APPRECIATED. I look forward to responses.

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Welcome to the forum!

Sounds like you accidentally super cropped it.


You can split a straw lengthwise and slip it over the stem.
It will expand with the stem as it grows and provide a bit of support till it heals a bit.

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Thank you for taking the time to respond. I’ll give it a go. Thanks again and happy growing. It’s been 24 hours since the incident and my girl is not showing any signs of slowing down, yet. Still looks very healthy and happy.