View Full Version : trimming echinodorus tenellus

09-06-2010, 11:11 PM
I have a carpet of echinodorus tenellus and I've noticed that there have been some spots that have started to yellow. It's not a potassium deficiency, and I think it's just part of the plants process. It's been growing like crazy, and these are the original mother plant sections that have begun to show some yellowing.

My question is how to trim/clean it up. Do I just cut off the yellow leaves or do i uproot that entire little section and let it grow back in?

09-06-2010, 11:23 PM
I've seen people do both. Depends on if you're willing to have a bald spot or not. I would just pull the yellow leaves. If it starts to get REALLY bad maybe then think about pulling that area up.

09-07-2010, 01:38 AM
Do you know if each leafed plant portion will continue to yellow, or will it begin to sprout new leaves?

If the plant will keep producing new leaves at each section I will trim the yellow leaves. If the entire section will just continue to yellow and die off I will uproot it.