How do I trim moneywort?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by DanB80TTS, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    All I see around the web tells me I need to cut below roots on the stem, I've had my moneywort for many months now and it hasn't put out any roots other than in the substrate.
    How do I trim and replant it?
  2. NympxzieValued MemberMember

    You can just cut it anywhere on the stem and plant the top half. The bottom half will continue to grow new leaves and the bottom half will root itself.
  3. FullyCaffeinatedValued MemberMember

    you can cut it literally anywhere and the old stem will shoot out new growth. However, the new stem will grow faster if you wait until roots start to form. Moneywort is one of the easiest to trim. As long as you trim at least 2" from the 'top' it'll survive. good luck and dont worry
  4. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    Ok thanks guys, I trim other stems just fine but moneywort has a lot thicker stem so I had researched it and found all this about the roots. I was just going to trim one of them and see how it went but figured I would consult fishlore.

    I will trim it worry free now :) thank you.