I see your point, and given the adequate lighting, temp, etc - you wouldn't be wrong. Taking all your leaves off wouldn't likely kill the plant but it really is just an unnecessary step to take.Pfeffer said:Not to troll you, but I begin to differ. I deem pruning an necessary evil for my OW plants. Many pests like nematodes, aphids, mites, gnats etc can hide in the foliage and top soil.
If you just prune the foliage the plant really doesn't really cares, if there is still sufficient nitrogen in the soil (don't fert!). In about a week it really bursts with fresh, healthy leave growth. I also refresh the soil, untangle and do some minor pruning on the rootball as well.. Just to prevent issues with the soil (nematodes, salt buildup from liquid ferts, aphids, gnats).
Just don't prune to much woody stem material, you want to keep those. Foliage will just regrow.
However, my quote there was in context to:
beardedchunk said:Hey thp,
I have a couple trini scorpions and a bhut that haven't really done much, save for the start of flower buds in the past week or so. I plan on keeping the same regiment of east window am and west pm at the moment. Would it be wise to prep for over wintering and trim or just keep as is. They're all around 6-8" tall with little to no secondary growth. Thanks for your time!
Someone that wasn't uprooting/transplanting and wanted to know if pruning was necessary.
For you, pruning is necessary and if its what works for you then grow on!