Pruning E Acicularis & Staurogyne

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by dsandson, 21 Jul 2009.

  1. dsandson

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    Hi Folks

    My 60cm Iwagumi has been going along quite nicely, but its starting to approach needing its first full pruning session. Now, whilst I know a bit about E Acicularis and Staurogyne, I think I need a few extra pointers.

    E Acicularis - I know you can simply trim it to promote new growth, as i did this to about 1cm above the substrate when initially planting. Now its established, do I trim it back to the same point or right back to the substrate?

    Staurogyne - I know you can chop off the tops and new shoots will grow from the cut. As this is a foreground plant in quite a small tank, can I trim it right back to the substrate to get the new shoots as low down as possible?

    Many thanks
    Dave
     
  2. Themuleous

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    I wouldn't cut either right down to the substrate but you can give both a good hair cut and they should come back without to many problems.

    Sam
     
  3. Dolly Sprint 16v

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    Dave

    FYI - in red

    Regards
    Paul.


     
  4. Mark Evans

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    right back to the substarte! 8)
     
  5. Themuleous

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    I stand corrected :)
     
  6. dsandson

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    Thank you guys! That'll be a wee job for tomorrow then.

    Cheers!
     
  7. Vito

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    The E Acicularis is messy when trimming takes me ages to get all the cutting out, good luck!
     
  8. dsandson

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    Yeah, did the trim yesterday, and even for that small amount it was a nightmare to fish it all out. All the little bits just seem to gravitate straight to the glass and stay there!
     

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