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So i decided to trim my water wisteria which had grown too long stems and only some leaves on the top .. so i cut them like in half and replanted the top but i was wondering if the bottom stem(without any leaves) will grow back or should i just throw it off? also please give me some tips on growing water wisteria .. the new leaves always turn brownish in some days and then eventually fall off when the plant grows tall
 

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My wisteria grows like a weed. The lower leaves die off because the crowns grow thick absorbing all light. I leave them planted and just trim the tops off. they grow new stems from the nodes and double up in density each time you cut. I've had fantastic growth just pulling the lower few leaves of the trimmings and pushing them back into the substrate.





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One other thing that's nice about them is that if you pull of leaves carefully thy regrow entire new plants while floating. I always leave the leaves floating a few months I harvest 15-20 new plants just from the leftover leaves. I think it's a survival thing. I actually had a bucket of them sitting for a week as I didn't want to throw them out until I knew I didn't need them... and all the lower leaves detached and were growing roots for new plants.

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Yes I too once took some leaves without stem and planted them just for the heck of it and to my surprise it started growing roots 😮 and it grew without ferts or co2

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hassansin - your plants have an iron deficiency. New white/pale green growth which eventually dies.

Though you have Hygro. corymbosa in your tank the closest species I have in the database to it is Hygro. polysperma, they react in similar ways to a lack of iron. You can read more about it here: http://deficiencyfinder.com/?page_id=549

You are going to need to add iron to the tank, either by liquid fertilizer products (SeaChem's stuff etc) or using DTPA or EDTA chelated iron from: http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/index.asp?Option1=cats&Edit=2&EditU=1&Regit=2 or another site that sells it. Use this site: http://calc.petalphile.com/ to calculate how much of whatever iron fertilizer you choose to add to the tank. You will need to add 0.2 ppm two or three times a week to stop the plants from deteriorating further.

Also, it would be extremely helpful if you were able to take a few more photos of the white tips of the plants, before you add the iron to the tank. Then in a week or so take another set of photos from the same angle to compare the change. Your plants will respond quickly to the iron.

Also, your tank looks a bit dim, you might want to consider getting a new light for the future. Plants rely on light to make all the energy they need and no amount of fertilizing will keep them growing healthily and fast without enough light. This is why your lower leaves are dropping off.
 

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hassansin - your plants have an iron deficiency. New white/pale green growth which eventually dies.

Though you have Hygro. corymbosa in your tank the closest species I have in the database to it is Hygro. polysperma, they react in similar ways to a lack of iron. You can read more about it here: http://deficiencyfinder.com/?page_id=549

You are going to need to add iron to the tank, either by liquid fertilizer products (SeaChem's stuff etc) or using DTPA or EDTA chelated iron from: http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/index.asp?Option1=cats&Edit=2&EditU=1&Regit=2 or another site that sells it. Use this site: http://calc.petalphile.com/ to calculate how much of whatever iron fertilizer you choose to add to the tank. You will need to add 0.2 ppm two or three times a week to stop the plants from deteriorating further.

Also, it would be extremely helpful if you were able to take a few more photos of the white tips of the plants, before you add the iron to the tank. Then in a week or so take another set of photos from the same angle to compare the change. Your plants will respond quickly to the iron.

Also, your tank looks a bit dim, you might want to consider getting a new light for the future. Plants rely on light to make all the energy they need and no amount of fertilizing will keep them growing healthily and fast without enough light. This is why your lower leaves are dropping off.
you are right .. it may be iron deficiency .. but how about i just add some clay in the sand?
 
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