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How to keep Cryptocoryne Balansae leaves shorter?

Djoko Sauza

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Is there a way to keep this plant dwarfed? Ideally without uprooting.
Should I pinch old leaves, cut off all the leaves or is it a lost cause?
 

ScareCrow

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Trimming the old leaves should be all that is needed. You can keep it at whatever size you like then.
 

GHNelson

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You can remover outer leaves by peeling down to approximately 3 inches above the substrate.
You don't want to go down any further than that, as a new leaf will emerge from under the remaining part of the leaf you have removed!
hoggie
 
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