Trimming Echinodorus osiris

My E. osiris used to grow beautiful submerged leaves until it
figured out that it could reach the surface.  It now sends a stalk
right up to surface before opening each leaf, destroying the esthetics
of the right side of my tank.  If I routinely trim off the emersed
leaves, will the plant start growing the submerged leaves again?

With the obligatory plant discussion out of the way, are there any
microbiologists/parasitologists lurking on this list?  I'd like to
discuss an apparently unknown parasite that's turned up in Octocinclus
flexilis captured near Recife in eastern Brazil.
Kevin Conlin  Montreal, Canada  "We're Canadians.  We HAVE to be polite"
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