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It's not abnormal for Rotala species to grow in a recumbent fashion. After you trim them for the first time and leave the bottoms in to sideshoot the new growth should come in bushier and have less of a tendency to grow horizontally.
 

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So you are saying to cut off the tops and leave the bottoms to regrow? Should I replant the sideways growth with the roots?
Yes, that's exactly right. Leave about 3"-4" left and just let it regrow. Of course you can plant the trimmed tops amongst the remaining bottoms or somewhere else in the tank to start a new clump.
 
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