01-13-2013, 08:25 PM
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Stem plant propogation
I like the look of a stem plant already grown to plant, lots of green and all, but here's an optional way to get a great start. Seeing as this one, Dwarf Hygrophilia, seems to grow 6 inches a week starting them like this can turn a $5 stem bunch into an army of green in no time flat. I'm only playing with one piece as I don't really need more than I have but I thought it might be interesting to have a completely grown in my tank stem.
This is the baby stem of Dwarf Hygrophilia and is about one day old, maybe two. I am just leaving it float until it gets about three nodes on it, otherwise it will be too shaded with the rest. I'm not certain how far apart the nodes may be with brand new growth at this stage though. If the growth is different enough from the original LFS growth stems then I may propagate it separately and replace the old stems with new.