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How to trim this plant?

I d like to keep the red tips. Most articles ive seen says to top it. If i do will the red tops regrow? Kind of a newbie question lol

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 07:45 PM
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Looks like purple cabomba. If you want to keep the tips, pull the plant out, cut it where you want and replant the top. If I remember mine correctly if you cut the top off and leave the bottom it will split there and shoot up 2 new tips. I usually took the tops off replanted them and then replanted the bottom sections behind them. But I have a 92g corner tank so there is a lot of floor space.

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Ok thank you! I have limited floor space lol 15 gallon tank. Thanks for the reply!

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Yeah just top and replant. The tops will get purple again, as the plant gets close to the light. Or maybe the whole plant will go purple!


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