11-25-2013, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by AMediaMan
Update..... still cold outside and now dark lol. Repens are here but I am a bit baffled with them. There seems to be roots everywhere on the stems. Leaves roots leaves roots so on and so on. First time with live plants not sure where to go with this. Please help! They are soaking in my 55 atm. I am guessing that everywhere there is a good root, break it off from the rest and plant it. But what about the long white looking things in between the leaves ?
Hey! I heard you had a question in chat, so I stalked you a bit ^__^ I'm assuming it's the L. repens question!
first live plants! how exciting! it was certainly exciting for me when I first got my live plants!!!!!
It's quite normal for L repens to sprout roots along it's stem between the nodes. I wouldn't recommend breaking the plant up just yet, for now you can snip the roots that wont be going into the soil off and just plant the stem with the bottom roots, This way the plant will be less messy :) aquatic stem plants obtain most of its nutrients from the water column, but when they are grown terrestially, they grow flush against the soil instead of vertically upwards, so some sprout roots from the stem. Any future roots the repens will sprout from it's stem will most likely anchor into the substrate.