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nickdu 03-07-2013 12:26 AM

Trimming stem plants
 
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I have a stem plant that when i purchased was only half the height of the aquarium, but now is reaching the top of the water level. There was a period of poor lighting condition because i had a LED bulb burn out and was fixing the overpowering issue. Got that fixed and now the top half of the plant looks really lush and healthy as well as the bottom sprouting new nodes from the stems, but along the middle i have leaflets that are although still green, growing a bit of algae on them and are curling in like they are slowly dieing. My question: if i trim the leaves that look to be doing bad, will i get good growing leaves from those nodes or will i ruin the whole plant?
Image provided. I forgot the name of this plant. Thought it looks nice. Good place for fish to hide when they are scared of light/ people walking by.

iant 03-07-2013 03:51 AM

WATER WISTERIA! cut the stem and stick it in the dirt or let it float. easy

nickdu 03-07-2013 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by iant (Post 2751378)
WATER WISTERIA! cut the stem and stick it in the dirt or let it float. easy

I would do that but then i would have trouble keeping the stem rooted in the substrate. I have two flying fox in the tank. Anyhow, that makes sense... Thanks.

mistahoo 03-07-2013 07:13 AM

Re: Trimming stem plants
 
You can't ruin the stem plant from trimming it unless you just smash it to bits. Cut anywhere you please. Like what the other guy said, you can plant it back into the soil or let it float.

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nickdu 03-07-2013 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by mistahoo (Post 2752906)
You can't ruin the stem plant from trimming it unless you just smash it to bits. Cut anywhere you please. Like what the other guy said, you can plant it back into the soil or let it float.

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Sounds good to me. I'll give it a try. Thanks.


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