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Thread: trimming val

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    i need advice on how to trim my really tall val

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    You can snip off the leaves, you can also trim the leaves at whatever height you like. Trimming off the tops will not kill the leaves or stop them from growing.

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    thats what im worried about. Im not positive about id either. I dont want to kill the plant or stop it from growing cuz it grows like crazy right now.

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    If it is a val you can trim the leaves? Do you have a picture handy?

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    it wont let me says its too big. this plant has leaves that are less than half inch across, paper thin and tall.

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    it is for sure val, did a web search

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    I've found that trimming the leaves stops them from growing and they eventually die. if you want you can remove the whole leaf and more should grow in its place.
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    Z that would apply to crypts and swords but val leaves can be trimmed at the top, the leaves will continue to grow.

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    I cut a full 18" off my vals without any problem at all. They grow from the roots, not the tops, so cutting is no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fish Man
    I've found that trimming the leaves stops them from growing and they eventually die. if you want you can remove the whole leaf and more should grow in its place.
    I haven't had luck with trimming the tops of Vals either. I trim the tops, and where the cut was made turns brown which travels down the rest of the leaf.

    So, for OP all I can say is try it and see what happens assuming you are talking about Vals.
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