Amazon Sword baby plants..
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Beginner Planted Aquarium » Amazon Sword baby plants..

Amazon Sword baby plants..

This is a discussion on Amazon Sword baby plants.. within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Im new to the live plant thing. Ive had my Amazon Sword for close to a month now and its doing very well. 3 ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Amazon Sword baby plants..
Old 05-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
 
Amazon Sword baby plants..

Im new to the live plant thing. Ive had my Amazon Sword for close to a month now and its doing very well. 3 baby plants have formed on it already with 6-7 leaves on them with roots forming on the bottom of them. My question is when/how do i remove them to plant in the substate by themselves? Could I also leave them on the stem,what would happen. If I do remove the baby plants do I cut the rest of the stem that I took them off of from mother plant?
smit3183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
I'd just gently pull the plants off and leave the stem. Alternately, use a rock to force the stem to lay against the substrate- the plants will root themselves. If you remove the plantlets and leave the stem, it'll form new plants on it.
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
 
How do I know when there ready to be pulled off?
Posted via Mobile Device
smit3183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
 
And what do you mean, the plants will root themselves? I have to plant the babies in the substrate don't I?
Posted via Mobile Device
smit3183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #5
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
If you hold the stem against the substrate, the plants will root themselves. You can pull them off whenever, but I'd wait until the leaves are at least 3 inches long.
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
 
Byron's Avatar
 
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.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
 
Thanks alot guys, they look like there ready to be pulled. This is great, I didn't know amazons reproduced. Problem is I may have room for maybe just 2 of them.
smit3183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by smit3183 View Post
Thanks alot guys, they look like there ready to be pulled. This is great, I didn't know amazons reproduced. Problem is I may have room for maybe just 2 of them.
In that case i wold remove the two largest, or closest to the surface, to plant and lea ve the others on the inflorescence and if they become encrusted with algae remove them. Until then they will add to the interest of the water column.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.