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Hi folks, I have have 2 questions about how to propagate rotala rotundifolia.

1, can you propogate it by taking trimmings off existing plants?
2, if you can take trimmings, how does the existing plant continue growing? By that I mean that on other plants I have taken trimmings from, they start to grow left or right instead of upwards. Basicaly I dont want this plant to look deformed, I`ll just go buy another pot of the stuff if it will make it look messy.

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If you have light and water:

1) Yes
2) Trim down low and you will get a bush effect that is quite nice.

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Thanks for the reply, one question then..... how far from the base of the plant would you trim from, or would you trim where the leaf shape changes in to a pointy leaf ?
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I try to trim about 1" from the ground.
Lately, I'm getting lazy to trim it that far low though and its more like 3-4" from ground these days. That and theres a driftwood in the way which makes it annoying because i hate sticking my hands in there unless I'm planting something new. Now I have stems shooting everywhere in my background and it looks kinda neat. You can see my photo in the Photo Album under my 10 gallon pics.



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thanks for the info and nice pics


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