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    Kind of dramatic title, but it says it all. My bacopa didn't handle the beating too well, and I'm wondering if I should cut the excess stem off and replant the tops of them that have leavesz, or if I should leave them be? My thought process is that maybe the extra stem length is hurting the plant since there are no leaves on it.

    And while I'm asking plant questions. When if ever do you trim the runners off of the vesuvius sword? I don't have a picture rn, but a couple of the plantlets are getting to a pretty good size.
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    I always cut and replant. Those base stems don't always grow new shoots, but sometimes they do with enough light. I know it was the severum who started that haha, not a lack of light. I snip it where the last leaves are and throw away the bare part or use it as a planting anchor.

    Not sure about the vesuvius, I think I would guide the plantlets to where I want them instead of segregating them completely from the mother plant. Unless they are as big as the mother plant, then I might try moving them to propagate even more. Maybe someone else has better solid advice, like I told you, I ended up killing mine in the end, but forget how exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I always cut and replant. Those base stems don't always grow new shoots, but sometimes they do with enough light. I know it was the severum who started that haha, not a lack of light. I snip it where the last leaves are and throw away the bare part or use it as a planting anchor.

    Not sure about the vesuvius, I think I would guide the plantlets to where I want them instead of segregating them completely from the mother plant. Unless they are as big as the mother plant, then I might try moving them to propagate even more. Maybe someone else has better solid advice, like I told you, I ended up killing mine in the end, but forget how exactly.
    Ok I'll trim them. The tops are looking pretty green so I still have hope for them. I just didn't want to trim them down and then that be the end of them. Sometimes I have to fight the urge to tinker with the plants all day lol.
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    If they have green new growth, they will continue to grow. The shorter stubs have already produced new shoots, even at the substrate. It'll be fine.
    I tinker with the plants continuously as well haha!
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