MC: to trim or not to trim?

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hi after much effort I managed to get my mc going.
struggled with this... :oops:
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and now got this :D
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while it slowly covers the substrate to a full carpet some patches are empty others are dare I say thick. so, will a trim promote runners (faster cover) and help maintain a healthy mc or is it too early?

any advice welcome!
 

tim

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I would trim the longer stems and replant to fill in the gaps, looks like it's growing well you'll have that full carpet in no time.
 

Chris Jackson

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Yes trim but not too hard or things will slow. Keep removing the uppermost leaves or a little lower so that there is always new growth close to the soil. If you let it just grow in it will look great for awhile but the higher growth will gradually starve the lower growth from light resulting in the old growth dying away which can be polluting and cause it to uproot. Trim lighlty but frequently...netting the trimmings is the biggest hassle
 
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