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Trimming bylxa japonica

John Starkey

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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.
 

TLH

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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.
 

LondonDragon

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JamesM said:
Its actually a stem plant, so treat it as such :)
Agreed, it grows out shots which you can cut and replant and trim the long ones and replant those too.
 

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.
 
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