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Re: "aerial" roots
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: "aerial" roots
- From: GramFran413 at aol_com
- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 10:22:02 EDT
Thanks for your easily understood response, Giancarlo. If I'm interpreting
this correctly, it sounds as though root fertilization might -- big might
there -- reduce the number of "aerial" roots. I consider some, but not all,
of them to be unsightly.
In a message dated 4/26/03 5:33:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> I don't think they are bad (I could be wrong however), I always assumed that
> seeing most of the fertilizers and nutrients I add are in the water column
> that the plants were simply rooting where the nutrients were available.
> goes for when I stick a tab in the substrate the plant will usually grow
> roots all around it, infact when I pull a plant out it usually brings a tab
> out with it held tightly by the roots. I've also had the slight impression
> that since I have gotten lazy about re-newing the tabs in the substrate the
> plants are rooting above the substrate a little more than before. Actually
> have a bulb that is now growing roots vertically out of the substrate and
> straight up into the water column, looks kind of odd.
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