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What is the best method of pruning Rotala walichii? Top and replant the top? or top and allow the bottom stem to branch (if it is inclined to do so)?

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I usually do the second as the 'stump' of this plant is very good at branching and producing many more shoots. I also float sections of stems because they also produce branches. To explain: if you trim the plants down and then trim all the tops to a similar length, the part that is left with a cut on both ends is capable of growing stems when left floating in an aquarium.
 

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Sean,

Thank you for the insight. I can see that this fast-growing plant is going to come up with some surplus frequently.

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i use complicated method here.in the back i cut the top and leave the botom to grow, in the front - i cut the upper stems and replanting them instead of the bottom ugly ones - this way i get a nice bunch of wallichi. my bigger prob with the wallichi is that the SAE are eating it
 
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