Shrimp Plant
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I am propagating shrimp plants. The article said to use cuttings with four sets of leaves. If the “shrimp” is still live, should

Zone 34285 | Anonymous added on March 11, 2020 | Answered

it be removed so that it doesn't take energy from the rooting process? I live in SW Florida so spring is here. My plants all seem healthy and are about 2-3' tall. I'm not sure how far I should cut them back.

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    GKH_Susan
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    Answered on March 13, 2020

    Yes, I would remove the "shrimps" from the cuttings. You can cut them back as far as you need to for the cuttings. It shouldn't hurt them. Cutting them back will promote more growth and more shrimps.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shrimp-plant/growing-shrimp-plants.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

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