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Old 04-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Help with planting

Hello all,
My red ludwigia has grown really well (please see pic) however I would like to shorten it and possibly re-plant.
Is anyone able to advise me on this? I have no clue with garden plants let alone aquatic ones!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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You can cut it wherever you want along the stem and replant it.
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Chop it off and plant the top. The top will keep growing, and the bottom will grow two new heads.
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Thanks guys! Silly question but can any scissors do? Lol
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Just be careful of where those scissors have been. I personally just used my fingernails and pinched them off. I strip a couple rows of leaves off the bottom of the trimmed piece so you don't bury leaves under the substrate.

You'll probably eventually end up with a mangled quad-headed stem from doing numerous trimmings. I usually throw the bottom out and just replant the top to prevent that from happening. Some people prefer the "bush" type look but I think stems should be just that, a single stem. JMO.
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Excellent I shall be getting my fingers in the tank once agin then!!
Thanks for all your help
plus I can move some into my other tank to replace the seasiflora I have - I find it too messy!
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