Trimming bylxa japonica

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by john starkey, 5 Mar 2009.

  1. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi All,does this plant require pruneing to get the best out of it,also is it best to trim off the leaves when first planting (like hair grass) ,regards john.
     
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    I'd be interested to know too, seeing as I've just ordered some :lol:

    I'm not sure if you trim the leaves or pinch off the crown/off shoots?
     
  3. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Its actually a stem plant, so treat it as such :)
     
  4. TLH

    TLH Member

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    I've just stuck some in my tank and didn't trim it. Half has just melted away and half still looks ok. Only two plants out of eight looks really good but I think the others have just about gotten used to my conditions now and are starting to come back somewhat and start to grow.
     
  5. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Agreed, it grows out shots which you can cut and replant and trim the long ones and replant those too.
     
  6. TDI-line

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    Hi John, when first planting i cut off the roots to about 1 cm, remove any bad leaves and then split any stems, depending on how tall or bushy you want the particular stem.

    I don't cut any blyxa in situ, there's too much. :rolleyes: But by then i'm removing it all for a rescape.
     
  7. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi Dan,thanks for the info,regards john.
     

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