How do I 'trim' Riccia?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Sandfire, 6 Apr 2009.

  1. Sandfire

    Sandfire Newly Registered

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    Hi guys

    I have some Riccia growing on mesh which has suddenly start growing super fast its gone from a few mm to about 4 inches deep in just a few weeks.

    To keep it looking more in perspective and also to propagate it should I trim it short with scissors or pull out the loose strands? How do I control it?
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I used to pull mine, never actually cut it, but if yours is 4 inches thick it might not be in a good state at the bottom, as riccia tends to start melting when it doesn't get a lot of light. I used to create a carpet of riccia in my tank (check first photo of my journal) and used to take it apart and create it again every 5-6 weeks because of the riccia melt.
     
  3. vauxhallmark

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    Trim it short with sharp scissors.

    Eventually you will have to replant your mesh, but you should get a few trims out of it.

    Glad to hear it's growing well!

    Mark
     
  4. Sandfire

    Sandfire Newly Registered

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    I cut is down last night and it was still pretty greenish on what was left, its started pearling again so I don't think I have killed it, I have saved the rest for replanting, does anyone know where I can buy some new mesh?

    Thank you
     
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