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post #31 of 33 Old 04-18-2011, 07:57 PM
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Yes. Now, that is exactly what I think I mentioned before [haven't read back through the thread]. This species normally only sends out inflorescences when grown emersed, as it would have been by the nursery, so these developed before you bought the plant. They are browning and dying now, since the plant is submersed. The adventitious plants may survive, not sure. Runners with adventitious plants are normal submersed, as is shown in the last photo.

The leaf form will also change, what I see is the emersed form. Some are yellowing and browning. This is all normal. New growth submersed will be like the last photo.

This is a text book series of photos for this species.

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post #32 of 33 Old 04-18-2011, 08:06 PM
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feel free to use the pics. i'll post some more in the coming days as they grow more.

will i eventually be able to plant the ones that are growing at the top of the plant somehow?

of the 3 i had in the 55 gallon, i cut the inflorescence off of two of them, cuz they were totally brown. but i neglected to cut it off of the 3rd one, and now i looked at it, and it's also just starting to bloom.
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post #33 of 33 Old 04-19-2011, 09:41 AM
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By "bloom" I assume you mean that an adventitious plant (plantlet) is developing, rather than an actual flower.

I'm not sure how long the adventitious plants continue to derive their nutrients from the parent plant. Obviously this can no longer occur once the inflorescence (stalk) is brown and dead. If the plantlets have developed some roots and leaves by that point, they should be able to continue to grow. Once the inflorescence is dead, it might as well be removed, and the plantlets can be planted in the substrate and may perhaps survive. Some aquatic plants assimilate nutrients via the leaves, some by leaves and roots; this species is primarily root since they are marsh plants but some assimilation does occur through the leaf surface. With such small plants, this may be sufficient for them to develop. If you try this (planting those tiny plantlets) and they grow, be sure to let us know. Knowledge is good when we can spread it around.

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