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Old 20-02-2004, 04:02 PM
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I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.
TIA,
Bob



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Old 23-02-2004, 11:33 PM
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate. Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

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Old 23-02-2004, 11:46 PM
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate. Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

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Old 23-02-2004, 11:55 PM
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate. Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

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Old 24-02-2004, 10:59 AM
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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk

with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The

baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down

to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

Thanks Dave,
Bob




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Old 24-02-2004, 10:59 AM
Bob
 
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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk

with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The

baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down

to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

Thanks Dave,
Bob


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Old 24-02-2004, 11:59 AM
Bob
 
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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk

with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The

baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down

to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

Thanks Dave,
Bob


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Old 24-02-2004, 11:59 AM
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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk

with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The

baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down

to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

Thanks Dave,
Bob


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Old 24-02-2004, 11:59 AM
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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk

with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The

baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down

to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

Thanks Dave,
Bob


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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk

with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The

baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down

to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

Thanks Dave,
Bob




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Old 24-02-2004, 12:09 PM
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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.


Instead of trying the bend down the stalk to get the adventitious plant
into the substrate, just snip off the stalk either side of the adventitious
plant. The plant will strike within a few days most likely.

Echinodorus are very easy to propagate that way. I have a large
Echniodorus "Ozelot" in my tank that keeps putting out new spikes
and adventitious plants. I must have supplied half the city with
Ozelot swords by now... :-)

Cheers,

Michi.

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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.


Instead of trying the bend down the stalk to get the adventitious plant
into the substrate, just snip off the stalk either side of the adventitious
plant. The plant will strike within a few days most likely.

Echinodorus are very easy to propagate that way. I have a large
Echniodorus "Ozelot" in my tank that keeps putting out new spikes
and adventitious plants. I must have supplied half the city with
Ozelot swords by now... :-)

Cheers,

Michi.

--
Michi Henning Ph: +61 4 1118-2700
ZeroC, Inc. http://www.zeroc.com

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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.


Instead of trying the bend down the stalk to get the adventitious plant
into the substrate, just snip off the stalk either side of the adventitious
plant. The plant will strike within a few days most likely.

Echinodorus are very easy to propagate that way. I have a large
Echniodorus "Ozelot" in my tank that keeps putting out new spikes
and adventitious plants. I must have supplied half the city with
Ozelot swords by now... :-)

Cheers,

Michi.

--
Michi Henning Ph: +61 4 1118-2700
ZeroC, Inc. http://www.zeroc.com

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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk

with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The

baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down

to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.

Thanks Dave,
Bob


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"Dave Millman" wrote in message
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Bob wrote:

I have a large sword plant in my tank that has produced a long stalk with a
baby plant at the top near the top of my tank. It has no roots
yet...question is do I wait for roots to form to remove it and plant? My

web
research seems to indicate that I need to wait for roots to form. The baby
has 8 to 10 nice 2" leaves at this point.


The most dependable way is to bury the base of the baby in your substrate.

Roots
will form within days. If it is too hard to snake the long stalk back down to
the gravel, Just be patient, roots will probably form eventually.


Instead of trying the bend down the stalk to get the adventitious plant
into the substrate, just snip off the stalk either side of the adventitious
plant. The plant will strike within a few days most likely.

Echinodorus are very easy to propagate that way. I have a large
Echniodorus "Ozelot" in my tank that keeps putting out new spikes
and adventitious plants. I must have supplied half the city with
Ozelot swords by now... :-)

Cheers,

Michi.

--
Michi Henning Ph: +61 4 1118-2700
ZeroC, Inc. http://www.zeroc.com



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