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k19smith 09-19-2011 09:16 PM

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.

Boredomb 09-20-2011 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by k19smith (Post 832572)
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.

Boredomb 09-20-2011 10:47 AM

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.

Strand 09-20-2011 03:25 PM

Yep I've been doing the same thing. ^


I don't even use clippers I just pinch them off with my fingers.

SinCrisis 09-22-2011 02:24 PM

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...

Boredomb 09-22-2011 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SinCrisis (Post 836146)
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...


:hmm:......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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