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Old 20-01-2007, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default How to trim Vallisneria?

Hey all,

Just wondering, what is the appropriate way to trim Vallisneria? Cos i just did a rescape yesterday, and i took out my corkscrew val and gave them a haircut, before replanting.

Now i'm a little worried that maybe the haircut way of trimming might not be appropriate, and the Vallisneria would start rotting.

pls advice.
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Old 20-01-2007, 08:47 AM   #2
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need to leave some leaves on?
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Old 20-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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Hey all,

Just wondering, what is the appropriate way to trim Vallisneria? Cos i just did a rescape yesterday, and i took out my corkscrew val and gave them a haircut, before replanting.

Now i'm a little worried that maybe the haircut way of trimming might not be appropriate, and the Vallisneria would start rotting.

pls advice.
Can trim off all the runner
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Old 20-01-2007, 11:57 AM   #4
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Whatever left of your trimmed vallis will most probably just rot off. You have to trim them right at the base of the plant, not across the leaves like a haircut. Same goes for plants like Blyxa japonica and the likes.

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Old 20-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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Trim off the runners, or cut the whole leaf off.
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Old 20-01-2007, 04:50 PM   #6
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ya. anyway, its quite ugly to trim off the long leaves halfway, it doesn't look natural (there are no straight lines in nature), and after a week or so the edges will turn yellow then brown. lets see, if u dont like the length, then pluck (that's what i usually do) the long ones off from the base, leaving the younger shorter ones.







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Old 20-01-2007, 07:42 PM   #7
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thanks bros for all the advice.
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Old 23-01-2007, 02:13 PM   #8
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Hi, vallisneria is like an orion. It grows inside out. I think the best way is to trim away the outer layer. If your plant is strong, the inner part will out growth the outer layer, giving you a refreshing new layer. By the way, did you trim away some roots before you replant again? Please trim it as roots too will grow.
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