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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Tall Hairgrass

Hi all. Just started a 30L tank and have got some Tall Hairgrass in there.

I was under the impression Hairgrass spread but putting out runners although looking at my Tall Hairgrass that I have it appears that new shoots are growing off the tips with what appears to be a root. Do I just cut these off and replant them or are they sending out runners anyway and I just need to snip the top bit off?

Thanks for your help.
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They grow new plants at the tips as well as by runners. If you don't keep up with snipping the plants off the tips the hairgrass becomes a real mess. You don't need to plant the clippings but you can if you want too.


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