Lizard tail pruning - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 223
Lizard tail pruning

I've got a lizard tail (Saururus cernuus) that is growing completely out of control in my riparium. It's now too big to support its own weight and is flopping over and shading a bunch of other plants. I'd like to prune it back, but I'm not sure how it's going to respond to pruning - any advice?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
the_deeb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 10:38 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (153/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,750
Just chop it off on top, but leave a few leaf nodes on the bottom so it can resprout. I like to use a sharp razor blade for pruning because it doesn't crush the stem like a scissors.

The cuttings might root for you if you suspend the cut end it in water. You might also be able to plant it underwater. Lizard's tail will also grow underwater.
hydrophyte is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome