Re: waterlilies ...

John Davis wrote:

>Waterlillies make the leaves (at the least the initial ones) from food
>stored in the bulb.  If you continually remove the leaves this energy cannot
>be replaced the plant will continually go down hill.  It is the same if you
>trimmed the leaves off of an aponogeton...it would keep making leaves until
>you killed it.

What I asked about is whether it hurts the plant to cut off those leaves
that reach for the surface, and only those leaves. The other leaves, the
ones that stay underwater, would not be cut.

Greg. Tong
San Francisco, CA, USA
gtong at sirius_com

"Every infinity is composed of only two halves."