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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Plant trimming

Well it's just a simple question, how do you trim bulb plants. And once trimmed can they be re planted like when trimming steam plants?

Edit: my onion plants shoot straight up with no other flowing long leaves like other people's. why is this?

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you trim the individual leaves... but you really cant control the height of a bulb plant~
they cannot be replanted like a stem plant. they dont have a stem from which to sprou new growth from
as for the onion plant, its likely a reaction to your specific tank environment or needs time to adjust. Can you perhaps add some info describing the plant in question and your setup?
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Well it's a bulb plant :/ it's buried all the way down in about 2 inches of gravel. Could the be the problem? And my sailfin Molly tends to peck at it.

Edit (again): it's roots aren't smelling very well it looks like I may need to trim some roots? Almost like there rotting but appear health otherwise.

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if theres one thing bulb plants dislike, it's to be moved around....
if the roots are soft/ mushy then Id throw the entire plant away. otherwise it's better to pull ut out so the bulb is mostly above the substrate then leave it alone.
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if theres one thing bulb plants dislike, it's to be moved around....
if the roots are soft/ mushy then Id throw the entire plant away. otherwise it's better to pull ut out so the bulb is mostly above the substrate then leave it alone.
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