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Old 09-19-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
 
jungle val trimming?

I received an order today and my jungle vals are brown and rotting. I got them planted but do I need to cut down the leaves, some of them are a little to long for my liking or do I need to trim them off at the base? Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
 
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I received an order today and my jungle vals are brown and rotting. I got them planted but do I need to cut down the leaves, some of them are a little to long for my liking or do I need to trim them off at the base? Thanks.
When I trim mine I just cut the blades to the length I want them to be. I don't know if this is the correct way of doing it but it has never bother mine.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:47 AM   #3
 
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Also wanted to note that the leaves that are rotten ( transparent?) Should be cut down to whet there are heathy look again or if it is the whole blade should remove it altogether at the base.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
 
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Yep I've been doing the same thing. ^


I don't even use clippers I just pinch them off with my fingers.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
 
If im not mistaken, cutting val leaves will kill cause the entire leaf to slowly die, but the plant reacts by shooting up new leaves as the old ones die. I always cut a few leaves off near the base and let it grow in new leaves before i cut the rest of the long ones. I could be wrong though...
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
 
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If im not mistaken, cutting val leaves will kill cause the entire leaf to slowly die, but the plant reacts by shooting up new leaves as the old ones die. I always cut a few leaves off near the base and let it grow in new leaves before i cut the rest of the long ones. I could be wrong though...

......well it has never seem to have affected mine. Infact I have had to do that to all of my several times. A couple of weeks later I have to do it again to all of them after every trimming.
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