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Trimming Micranthemum Micranthemoides?
I've had this plant for only few months. Somewhere along the line it hit the
perfect look. Unfortunately, I let it go wild for longer than I should have.
I mowed it down today and it looks awful. It has a tendency to spread
horizontally as well as grow vertically, and while trying to comb through
the stems to trim and thin out the patch a bit, entire stems were pulled up,
exposing roots, and leaving bald spots. I have it planted along the front,
which may not be the best position.
Since this is my first major trimming session with this plant, what I'm
wondering is this: (Because I'm noticing it does not look as attractive
mid-stem as the tops--hopefully this is due to lack of light and being choked
by spreading). Is this one of those plants you cut and replant the tip? (If
this is the case, I think I'll give it up.) Are there any good secrets to
growing an attractive hedge?
On a side note, it was after introduction of this plant and it's ensuing
takeover that I completely eradicated my tank of black brush algae. I guess
now that I pulled out 3/4 of it and moved some crypts over from another tank
(probably carrying bba), next trim time I'll be mowing black brush algae
instead . . .
Thanks in advance.