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Re: Anubias flowering
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Anubias flowering
- From: Chuck H <grendel at usit_net>
- Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 09:00:40 -0400
My anubias barteri has sent up an extra long stem, and extended
a smaller, lighter colored leaf with a (not sure of the proper plant term)
pestle? flower? reproductive organ of some sort?
It's the flower, but I prefer
Anyway, how long can I expect this to last and is there anything I can do
to extend it's lifespan.
It'll stick around for awhile. The flower will be compact when it first
opens but will gradually extend up (in a rather unwholesome way), shed some
infertile seeds that float, and eventually melt away. But once the plant
starts flowering, it'll continue to do so from time to time as long as you
keep it happy. I have a big mother plant that puts up two at a time
occasionally. I usually trim them off soon after they open because I have
a female Otocinclus that seems to think Anubias flowers are good
eatin'. Nutty fish.