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Urgently - Trimming Question

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by borman, May 2, 2010.

  1. borman

    borman Prolific Poster

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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
    Thanks
     
  2. Tug

    Tug Lifetime Charter Member
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    Let us know. I think your friend is wrong, but lets find out.
     
  3. 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..........
     
  4. 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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    They Just Keep Growing...

    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
     
  7. borman

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    Hi Biollante

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

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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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    Not Much Risk

    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
     
  10. 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.... :)
     
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