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Hello amazing community,

Pardon as this may be a repeated topic, but my (probably poor) searches didn’t lead me to find an existing thread.

The problem that I’m facing is that very often when I trim my stem plants, it doesn’t divide as expected, iow 2 shoots.
It tends to just make a new shoot at the lower node and continue growing as if it was a single undivided plant.

Any suggestions of why this might happen? And how to possibly fix it.

I tend to have stem plants that have thin stems (I.e. myriophyllum normal and mini, pogostemon erectus, alternanthera)


Thanks in advance


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Not to hijack the thread, but I'm having issues with trimming this same plant. On mine, whenever I trimthe top, it will send out new shoots from the bottom. Also, all of the leaves on the original shoot begin to die off. Perhaps the same problem?
 

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You need to cut lower if you want to encourage them to split. When you leave the middle nodes exposed to light after topping them the plant sends a hormone to the top and tries to regrow from there. Try trimming near the bottom, leaving 2-4 nodes and then replanting for a bush effect
 

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You need to cut lower if you want to encourage them to split. When you leave the middle nodes exposed to light after topping them the plant sends a hormone to the top and tries to regrow from there. Try trimming near the bottom, leaving 2-4 nodes and then replanting for a bush effect
Oh, I’ll try that, I usually trim half way when plants reach almost the top of the water surface.

Perhaps more trims more often, thanks for the idea.


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