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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Topping Ludwigia glandulosa

Thanks to my friends here, I can actually see my plants again and they're getting good food. The Ludwigia glandulosa is finally looking more pink than green. However...
it has grown too tall and sorta gangly and of course the top part is the only part with the nice pink.
Being stem plants, do I just cut off the top and replant?
What do I do with the chopped off part still rooted? Does it branch out from the cut place the way a house plant does? Or what?

Should I tear it out by the roots? I hate to do that, but I guess it's obvious that is what I need to do, simply because the existing plants are growing exactly where I want them.
Can you just cut off an existing plant at the ground and let it grow back? What would it grow back like?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 06:47 PM
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Plant the top. If you want more stems of the plant, just leave the rooted part in gravel, more shoots will sprout from the top leaf nodes if the stem is not shaded by other plants.

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