05-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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Agree. Once the adventitious plants (the term for the daughter or baby plants) have developed a few leaves and some white roots, they can be pulled off by gently pulling them downward (= toward the crown of the parent plant) along the inflorescence (the name of the flower stalk). Then plant them normally. This allows you to plant them where you want them--remembering they will eventually grow as large as the parent plant--which you can't do if you just bend the inflorescence down intact.
If you leave them on the inflorescence mid-water, they will continue to grow and this can create a nice effect. But in my experience these adventitious plants left on the inflorescence usually develop brush algae quite heavily. Not sure just why, perhaps partly the closeness to the light, but there must be more to it since I don't see brush algae on floating plants in the same tank.