Trimming

jym

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Please could someone tell me, how is Pogostemom Helferi and Blyxa japonica trimmed/thinned?
Cut off top? Uprooted and thinned? :?
 
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jym said:
Please could someone tell me, how is Pogostemom Helferi and Blyxa japonica trimmed/thinned?
Cut off top? Uprooted and thinned? :?
Jan

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.
 

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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.
 

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aaronnorth said:
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.
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)
 

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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?
 

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Nick16 said:
aaronnorth said:
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.
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)
yes, blyxa is a stem plant ;)

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

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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.
Thanks Aaron :thumbup:
 

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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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