09-24-2012, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by PonyMan
Every time I buy Water Sprite it comes as cuttings, ie no roots. I haven't had too much luck planting them. Floating they seem to do OK though. Do they usually develop roots when planted into the substrate as cuttings? Just curious
Hey, Steve. I think what you've been getting is floating Water Sprite, not planted Water Sprite.
Try letting them float for a while and they'll grow roots. Then you can plant them easily. Be careful, they grow very fast with sufficient light. When you trim a planted Water Sprite, you can't just trim leaves, you have to cut the whole stalk from the bottom. I tried the other way and a lot of the leaves turned brown.
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