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emeraldsky 09-14-2012 10:06 PM

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?

Boredomb 09-14-2012 10:58 PM

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.

emeraldsky 09-15-2012 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 1243539)
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:

Boredomb 09-16-2012 03:05 AM

Your welcome! Just realized I types smart plants instead of same plants LoL sorry!
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emeraldsky 09-16-2012 04:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 1245146)
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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