Urgently - Trimming Question

borman

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Dear fellows
I have very important question.
Yesterday I trim my plants (Rotalas Rotundifolia and Sp Green)
But today I found that I missed with height of trimming.
So I need to trim it more. One of my friend stated that generally if plants trimmed more that 1 time at once its significant slow down in grows...
How faced with such problem... so yesterday it trimmed and tommorow i shall trim it once again for 6-8 cm down... will it grows as it tend to be. (Generally i have 1week lag and then new tips apeared Actually Sp green faster then rotundifolia)
Its very important for me
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Gerryd

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Hi,

I may be the worst at cutting a straight line.

I have trimmed the same stand of many stems on consecutive days with no issues......But not more than 2-3 consecutive days and the majority of the biggest cuttings were day1. Day 2 was for trimming only..I did not trim daily for a week as an example :)

I would say it is an issue if you wait several days............

My 2 cents..

Keep us posted..........
 

borman

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Dear Gerry.
So after such trims your plants recover with same speed as before (when you trim only 1 time)?
So my main cut was 1 of may, tomorrow is 3rd - I think its only 2 day lag - hope all will be fine

For me is also interesting whats happen inside plant under such trim conditions - Tom can you slightly light this question up.... :)
 

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Hi,

Yes, I see no difference in recovery speed...but I was not using a stopwatch lol

As long as you are not cutting ALL the same plants on a daily basis, you are fine.....if a few stems are clipped multiple times, they MAYBE slowed, but will be covered by the quicker growth usually..

It is very interesting how plants respond to pruning and trimming.
 

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Hi Borman,

It might make for an interesting test.

I have never noticed any lag from multiple trimming with Rotala rotundifolia or any other stem plants. :)

Biollante
 

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Imo, there is not that much difference. They may grown more "bushy" if you keep on trimming them, so they may appear to grow more slowly, but I think it's because the plant uses more "energy" to send out more new shoots.

I find that some plants seem to get "angry" when trimming them constantly and they send out a bunch of new tips instead of just one or two. It's a little like if the plant was trying to tell you "yeah, so you want to constantly cut my head off, now I'll just grow a bunch of new ones, try to cut them all off!"
 
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borman;50207 said:
Hi Biollante

The main thing is that its not simple multipl trimming but trimming on the next day after main trim

Hi Borman,

Unless they were slow growing to begin with I do not see the harm. I trim mine quite a bit and I am reasonably sure I have cut them on consecutive days, I suspect I have probably cut them twice in the same day. :eek:

I agree with argnom, I suspect the worst outcome might be some “bushiness” I just do not think with Rotala rotundifolia it is going to make much difference. :)

Biollante
 

borman

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Yep, friends you were right - after 2 multipy trimming - no grows restriction - Im happy
thanks
but nevertheless
For me is also interesting whats happen inside plant under such trim conditions - Tom can you slightly light this question up.... :)