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Planting distance

Just a beginner question, how far about should stems be planted from each other
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You CAN leave two or three together but better each alone. I'd say one inch min.
I have a couple a bit less because of the space available where I put them. It was between rocks. But I noticed that one may end up shading the other. It counts when one blocks the light. Far less growth on the one in the back from the light.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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I usually get lazy and take up 3 stems at once in my forceps. I can space them about 1/2" apart that way.

Singly is best. The distance apart depends on the plants though. Skinny plants can be closer together than plants with big long leaves. Planting the length of a leaf apart is a good rule of thumb.


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Three to four inches between to allow the plant's to spread out is what I do.
I try to research the plant's to see what growth in height and width will be.
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Also remember that if you do plants them too close together, you can simply uproot them and replant (or trim the bottom if they have died off due to being too close).

Or if you planted them too far apart, when you trim place some off cuttings in between the others.
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Once they get growing they will start to crowd each other anyway unless you keep trimming/uprooting them. Basically you can plant them as close or not as you please because you can always move them later.
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I like seeing a clump so I always clump them together, it looks bushy and lush.


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