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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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How long until my Staurogyne repens recover?

Hi, my Staurogyne repens started to wilt and loose some leaves. I think my problem was nitrogen deficiency. I think Ive corrected that.

How long before I should expect to see them recover? If the problem isnt solved I dont want to sit around waiting for a recovery that isnt going to happen.

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from what i have seen in the past few months...

leaves will not grow back where they fell off. the plant will simply continue to grow and look bad down low

this is my biggest gripe with s repens as foreground plant... if it doesn't feel very good and loses some leaves you essentially have to replant it or accept the bare lower parts.

also, s repens is (in my tank) one of the first plants to show deficiencies and shed leaves. i have a lot more demanding plants that don't react as poorly as s repens. older leaves will sometimes start to yellow and develop holes. i have not figured out why this is.

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From my experience I 100% agree with everything klibs stated. When my s repens were deteriorating I aggressively pruned and replanted the tops. I also left the cut plants and they did recover sending out new shoots.

They are doing better now but compared to the Downoi and Lobelia Cardinalis that are planted right next and behind respectively they are showing some deficiency (yellow in leaves) while the other 2 do not.
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