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Some Creeping Jenny has gone through bad melting since being placed in the tank. Almost the entire stem goes limp, with the leaves going as well. However, they are still "solid" enough that if they get uprooted I can gently replant them in the substrate without the stem breaking apart. A couple weeks in, I'm starting to see some new healthy (non-melted) growth at the top of some of them.

Since they are attached to this mushy stem, I feel it would be best to remove and replant the new growth. Is this a good choice? If so, where should I cut?

The two top bright plants


Hard to see from the angle, but the top part here is new. You can see a sad melted stem/leaves in the background.


I'm thinking the melting was just from being a new plant, since there is healthy new growth emerging.

I have a photo period of 8am-10am, 2pm-7pm w/ Fluval Edge 6g stock LED light and suspended Beamworks singlebright LEDs.
Azoo plant grower substrate w/ Osmocote+ root tabs.
Daily Excel dosing
Few drops of Flourish with big water changes (1-2 times a week)
Single betta inhabitant
 

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Ive grown this plant before, and have had the same problems with it acclimating. Once it gets used to your tank it should take off, assuming you have enough light and ferts of course. The golden type is harder to grow than the standard green, IME.

I let mine grow on top of a mushy stem like you are doing, but once the new growth got big enough to plant by itself i clipped it off and discarded the old stem. The mushy part will eventually decay anyways, and you will be left with the healthy tops floating around your tank.
 
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