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Re: Anubias stumps
on 14/3/00 10:26 am, Piabinha at aol_com at Piabinha at aol_com wrote:
> for some reason, 2 of my new Anubias did not take well to my 29 gallon tank,
> where 3 others (mostly barteri) have lived for years. these 2 are now
> reduced to the main green stems, having lost all leaves. they have not
> rotted for weeks now so my question is will they grow back or should i assume
> the battle is lost?
Take heart, they will regrow.
You might like to try making some cuts on the rhizome with a sharp knife.
Sometimes new plants grow out from these cuts. I don't know why, but this
works about 50% of the time. Either way, this is a very tough plant. I
haven't had one die on me in years.
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long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the
rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering
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