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> Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 12:10:55 -0400
> From: WebServices <webservices at elam-software_com>
> Some people suggest stripping the bottom inch of leaves off of stem
> plants, and planting. Other people suggest just planting the stem
> plants as-is... 

I do it either way and find no difference.  Some plants stay in the
gravel better with a few leaves acting as anchors until the roots can

> Also, I've heard some people suggest that before planting any rooted
> plants, you should cut off 1/2 to 2/3 of the plant's roots to
> "stimulate growth"... What should I do?

We trim large masses of roots just to make it easier to plant.
Depends on the plant.  It's not critical.