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    Cutting stem plants

    Hi i was wondering if there was a certain way stem plants are cut i.e at a slant? As i have a stem plant thats lost its leaves at the bottom half and its not very attractive. I need to trim the stem in a way it wil grow roots back.
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    dont worry about it, just chop the bottom off and put the top bit bak in the substrate, it should grow back depending on the type of plant it is

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    Thanks for the replly paul. the plant is a Bacopa monnieri so should re-root its self pretty well i just dident know if i had to cut the stem in a certain way.
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    The wise men at pfk suggest cutting them at 90 degrees I read today with sharp scissors, should root ok that I think

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    Thanks again paul ill do that tonight.
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    If you cut just below a leaf joint, then strip off the leaves at that node and the one above before burying it up to the next node it should root quicker.
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    Stem planted we need cut more often than any other plant in the aquarium. Stem planed should be trimmed taking up the 2" of the plant. You can easily trim them.No worry about that.

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