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Trimming techniques

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by bgangler, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. bgangler

    bgangler Junior Poster

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    Dear fellows,
    as I have been looking through the forum for topics on this and couldnt find anything I would like to ask you to share here all the techniques you use for trimming plants.
    Im particularly interested in trimming Elecharis Vivipara, eleocharis parvula, lilaeopsis, moses.

    Regards
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Prolific Poster

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    for those you just hack away at them, cut them back to the desired length.

    Giving them a good trim romotes new growth
     
  3. Mooner

    Mooner Lifetime Charter Member
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    If plant bases are algae free you may trim to desire shape and let new tips grow in as Aaron said.

    Otherwise on stem plants uproot the entire plant and replant the tips. Careful on the uprooting part and follow with a large water change.

    Ground covers may be cut like mowing your lawn and be allowed to regenerate from the roots. Do this method last on maintenance day, cut and suck out while draining tank. Saves a big floating mess.

    Crypts/bulbs and the like just twist of most outer leaves at base if old as new come from the center.

    Runners can be left alone to spread, cut and replanted or removed.
     
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