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Damage to Leaves

will plants regenerate leaves at all, and will any damage heal. At what point should you be trimming the leaves off of your plants.

small splits, tears ... what should be removed?

What imperfections constitute a leaf that should be cut off?

Sorry for being so vague, I'm not too sure how to word what I want to say.

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no one has an answer ... ?

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When I see a leaf that is torn, has holes or anything else wrong with it, I clip it off. I have never seen any damaged leaves heal themselves in my experiences....I'm sure some1 else will have some input on this...
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When I have small tears, I leave them. When I have small holes, I leave them...just in case. =P

But if it's a rip out of the leaf, or if the holes seem to get larger, I just pluck the leaf off. I was scared to do it in the beginning, but it seems as if the plants do better and just send out new leaves if you do that.
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As far as I know, nothing will actually "heal" on a plant (except for the bark on trees perhaps, but we're talking about aquatic plants here I assume.) It just depends on if the damage is enough that it's more than you want to look at. If it's a small hole or something you can live with, then leave it, the rest of the leaf is contributing to the overall sustenance of the plant. As epicfish said, if it get bigger, then snip that sucker! Many if not all plants respond to such trimming/pruning by putting out even more growth (not always pretty, it is good to have an idea of how they will go after a trim.)

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