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domjd05
05-17-2010, 04:30 PM
Hey guys my cabomba has grown quite well and I keep reading about how they require pruning. The plants are now touching the surface and I'm wondering if its time because the bottom halfs don't look as good as the top.

3 questions:
Is the pruning really required?
How far down do I cut?
Do I throw out the bottom half?

Interested in what you plant enthusiasts think about this subject.

rich311k
05-17-2010, 04:46 PM
Chop it in half, pull up the rooted part and replant the tops. You can cut anywhere, if the stuff is happy it will just keep growing. You can leave the bottoms in the will grow new stalks and keep growing. If they look pretty beat up I would just throw them out.

I generally trim long before they get to the top, that way they get bushier and bushier.

Let them dry out before disposing as the plant can be a threat to local waterways.

domjd05
05-17-2010, 05:12 PM
Its very bushy towards the top half, so maybe I'll try pruning. Do you need to uproot the entire plant to prune as you described? Or can I leave the bottom half where it is if I want to keep it?

rich311k
05-17-2010, 05:13 PM
You can snip it off where you want and let it keep growing without uprooting. You can replant the tops.

domjd05
05-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Great! Thanks for the response!