trimming staurogyne

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Nick16, 28 Jan 2009.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    hi, i have some staurogyne growing emersed but it has now shot up and it at the top of the container. so it will not get any taller. as i only have one stem, i would like to gain more, so is there anyway to trim it so i get another stem or generally how do you trim it so it will grow back. i put the other stem in my tank and that has gone bushier rather than taller. i prefer the bushier low lever version!! but i just need a bit of help.
    many thanks.
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    trim it like any other stem plant.

    cut off top - plant produces side shoots and gets bushier

    cut off bottom - plant grows taller.
     
  3. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    so, i just bin the top part i cut off?, i think il tke about 3 cms off the top and see what happens.
     
  4. altaaffe

    altaaffe Member

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    If you've still got somewhere to grow it emersed, just put the top of the plant there and it will quickly grow roots.

    I couldn't believe the size of the root system for such a small plant.
     
  5. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    cool thanks its the stuff you sent me, one of the plantlets went into a tank and the other im growing emersed must be 4 inches (10cm) tall. its doing really well, the PH that is growing emersed is putting out fresh new growth all the time. again i put one in the tank and that is growing well in an inert substrate, with me fertilising whenever i remember, normally every other day. co2 is from my Fe which is at a good level. so thanks again mate. :D
     

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