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Old 06-16-2008, 10:56 PM   #11
 
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how do you propagate them? Mine are staring to grow out of the tank and alot of roos are growng from the leaf nodes
Trim the tops about halfway down and stick them in the substrate. Ta-da! You've just doubled your moneywort.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:21 AM   #12
 
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but the the tops dont have in roots groing on them, only the bottom.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:30 AM   #13
 
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but the the tops dont have in roots groing on them, only the bottom.
After you trim them, stick the tops in the substrate and they will grow roots. This works on just about every stem plant.
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:25 PM   #14
 
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alright, thanks, but how many leaf nodes needs to be on every stem and how far do i cut from a leaf node?
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:18 PM   #15
 
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It doesn't really matter- or at least I've never paid attention to it if it did, and I've had plenty of success. Just lop it off whenever it gets a bit long and stick it in the substrate.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:42 PM   #16
 
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alright, thanks, but how many leaf nodes needs to be on every stem and how far do i cut from a leaf node?
I don't bother unless I have at least 3" of stem. The deal is you can trim it down pretty low (like 2-3" above the gravel), and the part that's rooted will rebound well, and may even branch and get bushy.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:37 PM   #17
 
I got some moneywort a week ago and it is sprouting off roots like CRAZY! I will have to prune soon.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:48 AM   #18
 
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how should i cut it? fingernails? kitchen knife?
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:54 PM   #19
 
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Um, I always use scissors (I keep a pair for aquarium use only). Just make sure it's something with no chemical or soap residue. The cleaner the cut the better (which is why fingernails probably isn't the best tool).
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