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I got stem plants such as myrophyllum, ambulia, rotala etc.

Im just wondering how people trim their stem plants ?

When I cut my stem plants, they dont grow back at where I cut from.
Instead they start to grow just under where I cut, sort of like a branching. I dont like this.
So how do I get a straight stem plants that grow in one line ? Is it impossible ?

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Most people use this branching effect to create a bush of a stem plant instead of a single lone stem.

You cut it low, let it grow back, cut it a little higher, let it grow back... You get 2x the tops evertime until you have a nice bush on top with a lot less stems at the bottom so its nice and thick.

I have noticed that cabomba grows right back as a straight stem instead of branching out, atleast most of the time. That might be worth looking into if you really want a plant that does that.

Plants have evolved to grow and expand not sit and look nice in your aquarium. Its not natural to regrow the exact same plant that you just trimmed.IMO
 
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