help with onion plant

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Roger36, 9 Sep 2009.

  1. Roger36

    Roger36 Newly Registered

    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Hello UKAPS :wave:
    I have an onion plant in my tank Crinum natens I think, and its really taking over at one end of the tank.
    Its slowly blocking out the light, what should I do with it? trim it pull it out?
    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
    Cheers
    Roger
     
  2. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

    Messages:
    1,611
    Location:
    Cheshire

    Roger

    See attached shortcut regarding all onion plants
    http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Plant,%20Onion.htm

    Regards
    paul.
     
  3. Roger36

    Roger36 Newly Registered

    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Thanks for the link Paul
    Good info but it does not tell how to trim it, should I just cut most of the leaves off as its blocking the light?
    Thanks
    Roger
     
  4. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

    Messages:
    1,611
    Location:
    Cheshire

    I would remove the leafs you dont want - the same way that you would peel a garden onion.

    Paul.
     
  5. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

    Messages:
    3,262
    Location:
    Nottingham
    I wouldn't peel the outer layers of the bulb off. I would cut the leaves near the bulb. You may find that the cut ends will probably rot back but the plant will be able to recoop some of the energy stored in the bulb before it does. I found this worked ok with my calamistratum but you need to leave as many leaves as you can at their full length IME to get a healthy plant.
     

Share This Page

Facebook Page
Twitter Page
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice