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African Sword sprouting a "baby" on root crown?
I have a medium (12-14" tall) African (or is that Amazon?) sword that I've
been growing, and trimming, for about six-to-eight months (it was purchased
at only about 8" tall). I recently got my DIY co2 system running a little bit
better and the swordplant seems to be growing another (tiny) swordplant from
the side of it's root-crown. The crown, due to gravel settling (yes, bad me,
gravel hehe), is about 3/4ths of an inch out of the substrate. Initially it
formed a "shoulder" of roots, and then sprouted a few leaves. The leaves are
growing from their own center. Not on the central point of the "parent."
Has anyone heard of this? Is it just normal growth? And, also, how should I
go about splitting it, if indeed, this is an "offspring"?
As a postscript, I hate sounding like a newbie with that plant name. But, I'm
dyslexic and it's a tad hard for me to pick out the difference between the
Thanks for any help or advice in advance!
-Kristen Steaveson (a bit of a plant-geek in training)