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glosso pruning

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by tedr108, May 11, 2008.

  1. tedr108

    tedr108 Lifetime Charter Member
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    What's the best way to prune glossostigma?

    Mine has been growing like crazy and has grown back over itself several times. I therefore have a 2" thick "lawn" all along the front of my tank. Some of the leaves on the lower layers are beginning to turn yellow, so I think some pruning will be necessary soon.

    I could easily pull off long strings of the glosso, since the upper strings have very little of their roots reaching the substrate.

    I think I should have done HC instead. :)

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    You mow like you would a lawn.
    Same for HC.
    Same for Hair grass.
    Same for most foreground weeds.

    Trim to 1 to 0.5 inches.


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    Tom Barr
     
  3. tedr108

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    Thanks, Tom, I'll give that a try. I think some "angled" scissors would make this job much easier ... I'll have to get some, if they exist.
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    Larger cheapo scissors work better and you can mow better.
    Hair cutting scissors are good as well.

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    Tom Barr
     
  5. redcaptrio

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    how long do hairgrass have to get before getting trimmed? mine seems patchy though its been growing since february.. i only had trimmed them once at that was before planting them.. now, they are just a little over an inch but are still spreading, quite slowly i think..
     
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    please click on the bottom link of my signature if you want to get an idea about my hairgrass.. thanks a lot.
     
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