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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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so if my pennywort leaves melt and fall off will the stems grow more?

I got pennywort 2 weeks ago. Early this week all my leaves started melting and falling off as well as the stems (where they were in the substrate). I pulled them out of the substrate, pulled off the melted pieces and let them float. I no longer have melting stems but the leaves are still melting and falling off, will they grow back if the stems are still healthy?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 08:38 AM
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If they are melting all over the stem, the stem may not be as healthy as you think. If they are melting only from a section of the stem, I would cut that section off - it may be dying and you might still save the rest of the plant.

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+1 trim off the bad and see if the rest can be saved, sometimes it's a lost cause sometimes it isn't
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 02:15 PM
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My dwarf penny wort is also a problem child. Supposedly they grow super fast. Not so much for mine. It finally put out a new runner, but it is really stalled.

My theory is always to take out all the dying stuff and see if the rest of the plant can make a go of it. Lots of plants have total freak out melt down, and then get it back together and grow just fine.
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