I gave my wabi kusa a pretty severe haircut today. I made the mistake of adding some ferts to my mister bottle which resulted in a lot of burnt looking leaves, especially on the glosso. They're hard to see as much in the picture, but they looked pretty bad in person.
I'll get another picture in a week or so. I'm guessing it will grow back pretty fast.
There was like literally no room left in the little bowl, the plants were packed up against the glass. Yeah, I left some ludwigia. I did trim it pretty low, but there is still quite a bit in there. You can kind of see the reddish stems peeking through the glosso.
You definitely need to update yours! How many do you have going now?
Awesome awesome awesome!!! This is just great. I think that you should add just a splash of red color. Rotala sp 'Colorata' comes to mind, but whatever you can find would work.
To convert plants to emersed growth, I just lower the water level a bit in my tank and float the plants. New growth comes out of the water.
As for my wabis... I'll be posting to my journal soon, but I no longer have them. I was going to reduce the number I was keeping, but I realized that I just didn't have the time to maintain them anymore. Now that it's warm, we've got too many outdoor projects going on to keep up.
I have some stems floating in one of my tanks, but the only ones that seem to grow up and out of the water are the ludwigia, which is already in there, and bacopa caroliniana which is boring. Haha! I keep hoping for some rotala mini butterfly to go emersed but no luck. I'll have to watch for the r. colorata. That's one I've actually wanted for awhile but never got.
Sorry you didn't have time to keep up with yours. Don't fret, your wabi kusa passion will live on through me, sensei! Or something cheesy like that.
Wow, this is incredible, Stacy! I can tell you what I'd do because it's how I ended up with several Of course you should trim this one and start another! It's a great way to try multiple kinds of plants also.