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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 19, Issue 52
I've had great success with a chunk of Anubia nana purchased from
George Booth about five or six years ago. The thing has filled about a
half dozen tanks, not to mention the bag loads I've taken to the LFS.
I just snap the rhizome between my fingernails. A small pair of wire
cutters or scissors works too. I routinely break off pieces when they
are growing in directions I don't want. The plant is too dense to
worry about where to break the rhizome. For the LFS, I usually go for
pieces with 5-7 nice, clean leaves. For my own use, I break off as big
a chunk as I need. I trim back the roots back some, and then replant,
leaving the rhizome above the surface of the substrate. My impression
is that as long as you have a couple of viable leaves, you'll be in
good shape. This is one, tough plant. I currently have two six inch
pieces floating around in a 10 gallon holding tank with nothing but
filtered morning sun through an east window. They've put out a whole
bunch of new leaves. I really ought to anchor them, since they don't
know which way is up.
On Mar 24, 2005, at 8:49 PM, aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com wrote:
So here is my question, I would like to divide up this plant into at
or 3 pieces - a couple to keep in the new aquarium, and some to trade
take back to the store for credit. how does one divide the rhizome?
place - mid-point between leaves? At the start of a leaf? With what
instrument? What are the chances of 3 viable pieces?
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