Replanting Nymphaea and hygrophila polysperma

Sanniejop

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For a long time I was struggeling with my plants growth. Finaly I have my plants growing for a bit so now I can focus more on the scape looks. So now I have some questions about replanting plants.
As you can see, my Nymphaea's are planted at a very wrong position. And now they are getting to big and are blocking the front view. They grown from a bulb but this is not connected any more. Can I trouble free root these plant up and replant them on a different place? Or will this kill the plants?

Also I was wondering what is the best method for creating a nice bush of hygrophila polysperma stems. Until now I repeatedly replanted the tops. But I was wondering if it is better just to cut them down allowing them to generate a good rootsystem?

Thanks for your advice
 

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Yes you can move the Nymphaea as a normal rossette plant. Often the bulb will sprout a new plant in time.

You can do both with H. polysperma. Usually if the bottoms look bad just remove them, otherwise let them in to brach more heavily.
 

Lmuhlen

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Are there any tricks for making the Nymphaeae grow in a more compact way? Mine grows very large leaves, that slowly try to reach the surface. Yours seems to have much smaller leaves.
 

Sanniejop

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Are there any tricks for making the Nymphaeae grow in a more compact way? Mine grows very large leaves, that slowly try to reach the surface. Yours seems to have much smaller leaves.
I assume you mean the length of the leaf stems. I find my leafs itself quite big. Until now I did not do anything special. I have never cut leave. Not yet.
But I have read that you have to cut the leaves that are giong up to make the new ones staying lower. But I dont understand how this would work. Maybe also the light intensity has to do something with it?
 

Lmuhlen

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No, the leaves themselves are large, much larger than yours. The stem also gets lenghty over time, eventually when they start getting close to the surface, maybe after 1 month, I cut them.

And regarding your original question, I also moved mine one time and it went well. I had to trim the roots because they were very long.