- - Plant help
|cavediver ||08-02-2008 06:33 PM |
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.
|okiemavis ||08-02-2008 06:57 PM |
It depends, what kind of plant is it? Also, most flowers won't bloom underwater, so if you want it to flower, leave it.
|cavediver ||08-02-2008 07:15 PM |
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.
|okiemavis ||08-02-2008 08:49 PM |
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.
|cavediver ||08-03-2008 01:14 PM |
Do you mean cut off the entire stalk, and replant. Or just the leaves that are sprouting from the stalk.
|fish_4_all ||08-04-2008 12:29 PM |
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.
|cavediver ||08-04-2008 04:30 PM |
Thanks for all of your help.
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