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Old 15-10-2006, 10:33 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Default Sword is flowering again, now what?

Richard Sexton wrote:
Is it flowering above water? I'm not 100% sure but I'm 99% sure if you
keep the thing underwater before it opens it makes baby plants, above
water it makes flowers. Somebody who knows please correct me if I'm wrong.

I've had E. uruguayensis, E. cordifolius, and a generic "amazon sword"
flower above water in my tanks. I've never kept a flowering spike
underwater because I like to see the blooms. First the plants flower
for weeks, with a few flowers opening at a time. Once the flowers are
gone, baby plants grow in clusters at the base of the flower pedicels.
I've never gotten fruits or seeds.

Once the baby plants have a few leaves, I cut off the inflorescence and
put it underwater. The baby plants continue to grow and develop roots.

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