View Full Version : How to Trim Sagittaria

05-24-2011, 06:53 AM
My Sagittaria was small when I initially planted them in the mid/fore ground area. Now their leaves have touched the top and are 12 inches in height.
I already have Giant Sags and Vallisneria planted in the background which have shed their old leaves and are now looking like fore ground plants but over a period of time they will grow tall

So I need to answer some questions so that I dont do anything silly.

1) Can I just cut/pluck the whole Sagittaria leaf till the bottom ? If all the leaves are tall I cant cut all of them :help:
2) Should I trim by cutting it half way ? If I trim Halfway the leaf will eventually turn yellow and die.
3) Is replanting ok by moving it to the background or will the leaves start to die once moved ?


05-24-2011, 07:18 AM
Cutting the leaves makes Sags unattractive. Better is selecting a species that doesn't grow so tall.

Sags will often shed their leaves when moved.


05-24-2011, 11:50 AM
Thanks Dave. I've got all 3 species as I wanted them for foreground and background placements in the tank.

10-03-2011, 04:56 PM
I lost no leaves after I replanted it to the back ground. My Sagiis grew so tall enough to be placed in the background and has leaves touching the top of my tank and curled a bit over. If I cut a leaf the whole leaf will die. And all the leaves are that tall.

One expert on some forum I read suggested to roll a full leaf to the bottom as a trimming method which would eventually die and break off

So does any one have any suggestions ?


10-05-2011, 02:31 PM
Heres a photo of my tank. See the Sags how tall they are.

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3203/dsc03746n.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/dsc03746n.jpg/)

Click for a larger view