Trimming

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by jym, 24 Jan 2010.

  1. jym

    jym Member

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    Please could someone tell me, how is Pogostemom Helferi and Blyxa japonica trimmed/thinned?
    Cut off top? Uprooted and thinned? :?
     
  2. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Blyxa plant sends off side shoots or runners so you can cut the side shoots or runners form the mother plant and replant.
    http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http://ww ... HswPGWZ3tg

    Pogostemom Helferi does the same - side shoots - uproot the plant, cut the side shoots off the main plant and replant, that what I did with mine - I took a new plant and split it up - have a read at the attached.
    http://www.tropica.com/article.asp?type ... tic&id=609
    Regards
    Paul.
     
  3. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    You an do what Paul says to thin it out, but if you want to cut it so it is shorter, then just cut the top off like a stem plant.
     
  4. jym

    jym Member

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    Thanks Paul and Aaron. Both plants have been doing really well, but now look as though some thinning out is in order.
     
  5. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    so you can mow it?

    i always thought doing that would just ewnd up killing it? - i would love to be able to do that! (i have never owned blyxa but its going in the 4x2x2)
     
  6. jym

    jym Member

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    I have promised some of the thinnings to a fellow Forum member. What is the best way to package for posting, please?
     
  7. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    yes, blyxa is a stem plant ;)

    damp kitchen roll or newspaper around them in a food or fish bag. Then in a jiffy bag.
    Blyxa doesnt always travel too well for some reason though.
     
  8. jym

    jym Member

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    Thanks Aaron :thumbup:
     
  9. Piece-of-fish

    Piece-of-fish Member

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    Just make sure if you use kitchen roll or newspaper that they are PROPERLY soaked with water as otherwise they will absorb all water and the plant could end up dead.
    You could use a plastic bag wrapped in a towel or newsletter for further heat insulation. (better way imo)
     

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