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    How do you go about trimming a rosette plant? I've always thought that if you cut say a chain sword leaf in half it would just rot. This is one thing that has puzzled me for a long time. Also, do you guys use specialized trimming scissors?

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    Re: Trimming Rosette

    to my knowledge (and this is limited) rosette plants reproduce via runners. I assume your talking rosette sword, and in that case they certainly reproduce with runners.
    -Jim-

    Originally posted by Albert Einstein
    If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
    Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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    • #3
      Re: Trimming Rosette

      Think ya misunderstood. Rosette as in swords, crypts, sag, and the such. Also, I was asking how to trim it to make it smaller. Like if I have some really tall and want to trim it down halfway, how would I do that.

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      • #4
        Re: Trimming Rosette

        Ah sorry I thought you meant trimming for propagation. I think like any sword just cut the leaves off low.
        -Jim-

        Originally posted by Albert Einstein
        If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
        Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
        Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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        • #5
          Re: Trimming Rosette

          I use nose hair scissors .

          I also cut the outer leaves around my swords. I never had to trim my Crypts because the outer leaves usually dies before they need to trim in my case.

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          • #6
            Re: Trimming Rosette

            With sword plants, you trim off the older leaves and stems. This would be the outer portion of the plants.

            Crypts, I have never needed to prune....yet

            Sags I don't bother pruning. Instead I pull up the runners, roots and all, to control where the plant grows.

            As for scissors, I have an 8 inch pair of sheers that I use for pruning.
            - Dena

            All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
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            The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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            • #7
              Re: Trimming Rosette

              Originally posted by AmazonPassion
              I use nose hair scissors .
              I just love it!
              Christine

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              • #8
                Re: Trimming Rosette

                The fact that he owns a pair of those makes me wonder.....
                -Jim-

                Originally posted by Albert Einstein
                If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
                Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
                Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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                • #9
                  Re: Trimming Rosette

                  Originally posted by AlyeskaGirl
                  Originally posted by AmazonPassion
                  I use nose hair scissors .
                  I just love it!

                  Originally posted by pirahnah3
                  The fact that he owns a pair of those makes me wonder.....
                  Don't knock it until you tried it. It has a great angle to trim hard places in my tank :grin:

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                  • #10
                    Re: Trimming Rosette

                    I can see how that might help, I just use razors in my tanks.,
                    -Jim-

                    Originally posted by Albert Einstein
                    If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
                    Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
                    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Trimming Rosette

                      OK, my chain sword was getting a bit taller than I wanted it to so I will just cut off outer and dead leaves. Thanks everyone!

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