I have two small plants. both have a long stem going up to the water surface. they are starting to bloom. can I cut this shoot and replant it elsewhere in my tank. or just let it do its thing.
It depends, what kind of plant is it? Also, most flowers won't bloom underwater, so if you want it to flower, leave it.
its not "blooming" with any kind of flower, but sprouting new leaves. it is an african sword plant. also what if any type of food/ fertilizer should I feed them. sorry very new to live plants. thanks in advanced for you help.
Ah, a sword, so it's sending out a mini "plantlet"? You can trim those off and plant them in the substrate.
Swords are heavy root feeders, so I'd recommend getting some root tabs for fertilization.
Do you mean cut off the entire stalk, and replant. Or just the leaves that are sprouting from the stalk.
The plantlets need a good head start before removing them to have the best chance of growing on their own. Most advice I have seen says to leave them until they have at least 5 leaves and a good 4-7 roots. Make sure they hit the water so they will grow new roots. If they are not in the water you only get a nodule where the roots would be.
Thanks for all of your help.
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