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post #1 of 5 Old 09-14-2012, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Trimming Vallisneria

Can I cut the tips off my Vallisneria or will it cause the whole leaf to die?

The ends of mine have gotten a bit ragged and they dont look very nice anymore. I tried looking it up but I've gotten conflicting information on it. Any one with personal experience?


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post #2 of 5 Old 09-14-2012, 09:58 PM
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I have always been told to NOT cut the leaves as it will cause it to melt. I have jungle vallisneria now have had the smart plants for over a year and a half now. When the leaves get too long or algae on them I personally cut them. Have never had the plant die or the leaves. I just cut my the other day cause they were like 7'+ and all tangled up with each other. They also had algae.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-15-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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I have always been told to NOT cut the leaves as it will cause it to melt. I have jungle vallisneria now have had the smart plants for over a year and a half now. When the leaves get too long or algae on them I personally cut them. Have never had the plant die or the leaves. I just cut my the other day cause they were like 7'+ and all tangled up with each other. They also had algae.

thank you ^^
ill give it a try on a few leaves and see how it goes c:


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post #4 of 5 Old 09-16-2012, 02:05 AM
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Your welcome! Just realized I types smart plants instead of same plants LoL sorry!
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Your welcome! Just realized I types smart plants instead of same plants LoL sorry!
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no worries, as someone who is fluent in typos, I've become quite adept in knowing what people are trying to say :P


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