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Sword Plant Propagation?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anonymous, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    ok i read that you can make another plant if you cut it at the rhimzon? whats that? i don't know and i want another sword becasuse the one i have now is growing good i forgot the name of it but know its a sword and its tall and leaf so i cut a stem and put it in the ground. is this how you propagate a plant?
     
  2. LemonDiscus

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    Re: propating swords?

    Rhiozome = Root (the bulb like part all the leaves come off of.. kind of between the root and the leaves)

    No... the stem(s) needs some root to
     
  3. Anthony

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    Re: propating swords?

    They should shoot out runners with daughter plants on them, no ?
     
  4. LemonDiscus

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    Re: propating swords?

    Not always Anthony... mine stopped... it would be nice!
     
  5. MOD_Dawn

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    when I had mine it shot out the runners with daughter plants on them?
     
  6. kwheeler91

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    both my amazon and argentine swords shoot runners and make new plants. heck, even the runner plants have runner plants. however, i think it depends on your set up and if your conditions are favorable for each of plant. for instance, im not sure what i changed, but now my amazons are growing very slowly are getting covered in algae and stopped producing babies but the argentines are doing great. so just let the plant grow and if the conditions are right im sure you will have lots of little plants in no time :)
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

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    I have a red indian sword plant that I picked up back in January that finally produced a daughter plant (I waited until I saw a fair amount of roots on her and pinched it off). Already have another one starting (can see the buds) :)
     
  8. LemonDiscus

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    Swords DO propagate on their own using runners... if they are not and the sword is big enough, you CAN split it by breaking/cutting the rhiozome in half to duplicate it... the runners ARE the least stressful way on the plant to do it... but like outdoor plants, you can split it too... like I said earlier, just be sure to get root and leaves on both plants when you split it...