Can i trim LPS?

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Hi

I have a torch that is a bit tall for my liking.  I would love it to be about an inch shorter as it would fit my scape better.  Am i able to cut the skeleton so that it's shorter or is this likely to upset it?

It it's likely to do any harm i will leave it.  Just a thought...

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Reply #1

That's fine. Just not too close to any heads, and be careful not to damage the fleshy bits.

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That's fine. Just not too close to any heads, and be careful not to damage the fleshy bits.


How close we talking?

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Reply #3

on average the heads on mine are an inch from the main stalk in a Y so i'd say if you leave a good inch or two on the main stalk?

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Thanks @fr499y

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