05-31-2013, 12:32 PM
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The larger-sized species of Echinodorus (swords) do in fact have a true rhizome. As do Cryptocoryne. It is more noticeable with crypts, but if you have a sword that is a few years old the rhizome is more obvious. I have a couple plants that have a rhizome about 2 inches in length.
I find the easiest way to plant swords is to make the depression in the sand, push the entire root system down, cover it over, then gently pull the plant up until the crown is visible. The crown being the point at which the leaves arise upward and the roots downward. The rhizome is below the crown.
Last edited by Byron; 05-31-2013 at 12:34 PM..