Time for a trim?

DEL 707

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My Rotala 'Vietnam H'ra' is getting a lil tall now.
I've heard that when you cut the plant, it spouts 2 stems at the cut point so gives a bushier look.

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Roughly how low would you suggest cutting these plants?
Also, can you plant the cut parts?

Tanks under 2 months old.
 

Flapper2k

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I would cut the taller stems first and let the others get more established, the trimmings can be replanted to help fill out the empty areas and increase plant mass.

Just bare in mind where you cut the plant is where it will create the new shoots, so I normally advise to cut as low as you can without putting the plant health at risk (don't cut to short).

Happy trimming !
 

DEL 707

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Had a bit of a trim, hope I didn't got too over the top.

I planted some of the bits I cut, also nipping the tops off them.

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Had a real problem with my cheery shrimp, they wouldn't leave me or my scissors alone!

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