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Amazon Sword Plantlets
Old 02-05-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
 
I haven't had much luck with my plantlets so far. Their leaves pretty much lose their green and become transparent over time. I just read today that when you take them off the runner, you should cut the root down to 2 inches before you planting them so you don't have to roll up the roots which cause root rot. So I removed the dead or dying plantlets and planted some new ones that have been growing on runners. I also cut off the runners because they are now bare and don't see any more signs of babies growing. Hopefully this time I'll have better results. Here are some pics of my new plantlets that I just put in the gravel.





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Old 02-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #12
 
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I would stick a root tab between the two in the first photo, or about 2 inches from the base of individual plantlets. This will ensure nutrients are available to them.

I've never myself trimmed the roots before planting, but this is another method and should not be a problem. Many sources recommend trimming roots of swords before planting.
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