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post #1 of 3 Old 11-10-2011, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Amazon sword growing terrestrial?

Hi all, I have a very fast and healthy growing amazon sword in my tank, when i purchased it there was a long stem, with no leaves on it, going straight to the surface with what looked like flower buds on top. It never grew or did anything before.
Since I have upgraded my lighting though the main plant has flourished! And at the top of my stem I have 2 new baby swords! One is slightly under the waters surface and the other is right out almost touching the lid. They each have a little root that's just hanging there right now. I am wondering if it would work taking the one thats already out of water, and planting it in a flower pot?
I know where i got my swords from they grew them terrestrial for a bit then submerged them, do you think it would work?

Fish: Betta (Shikari)
1x yo-yo loach (Bill)
2x plattys
5x guppy cross endler hybrids
1x endlers livebearer
several tetras
3 honey gourami
2x glass catfish
Georgina the pleco.

Others: 2x African clawed frogs (Fry & Lila)
2x crazy cats (Merlin and Lucy-furr)
1x male 5 foot corn snake (Sid)
1x male 8 inch baby hognose snake (Truffles)
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Yes, that would work. However, these plants are used to high humidity, therefore if you are in a very dry region, they will dry out and die so some people put them in mini greenhouses.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-10-2011, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, that would work. However, these plants are used to high humidity, therefore if you are in a very dry region, they will dry out and die so some people put them in mini greenhouses.
True i was thinking about potting it, giving it some time to grow in very moist soil and then possibly putting in with my snake? Humidity is average-high in there.

Fish: Betta (Shikari)
1x yo-yo loach (Bill)
2x plattys
5x guppy cross endler hybrids
1x endlers livebearer
several tetras
3 honey gourami
2x glass catfish
Georgina the pleco.

Others: 2x African clawed frogs (Fry & Lila)
2x crazy cats (Merlin and Lucy-furr)
1x male 5 foot corn snake (Sid)
1x male 8 inch baby hognose snake (Truffles)
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