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Hi there,

I am just curious. What if i trim a stem plant without leaving any leaves? i mean i ll spare some nodes, maybe 2 points but ill be plucking out all the leaves. will it grow?

the reason i ask this question is beacause the plant is growing strong but the leaves at the bottom end of the stem is rotting...

thanks in advance
 

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usually if the plant is in good shape and has a half way decent root structure it will grow back, but from my experiences if you trim like this on a repeated basis eventually it wont grow back. i find it good to do every once in a while especially to get rid of the ugly bottoms with roots growing out of them.
 

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usually if the plant is in good shape and has a half way decent root structure it will grow back, but from my experiences if you trim like this on a repeated basis eventually it wont grow back. i find it good to do every once in a while especially to get rid of the ugly bottoms with roots growing out of them.
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Jreich, in other words, the plants will grow back? ive never done this before and im quite afraid to do it as it is my background plant. It is growing wildly. I just want it to grow bushy with fresh new leaves.

Tony, Ive been thinking of that too but the plant had establish good root structure and i believe its holding the slope... im scared that if I uproot, ill loose my steep slope overtime and cause a big mess cause my substrate is MTS. Please do correct me if im wrong.

thanks guys for writing back.
 

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My biggest problem with pruning is the algae outbreak that follows. For some reason every time I cut anything, the tank has a ridiculous algae bloom that covers almost everything. I want to prune more to train my plants to be bushier, but the upset of balance screws it up. Not trying to hijack, but I thought it was a valid question since it is about pruning
 

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thanks for tip bpb...i think we are in the same boat...bushy plants...i want to try this at the end of this week...chopping everything off..bahugo gave a good link to refer... Most of my plants (except foregorund) had reached the surface.. hopefully all goes well...
 
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