Amazon Sword and Sprout
Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:59 PM
Now I have these things growing out the top of the aquarium. I assumed they might be flowering parts... but now the one has developed a new plant looking thing... can I propagate this? how? when? Or tell me what is going on here?
Sorry if this is not native enough I will have to moderate myself?
Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:09 PM
Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:32 PM
Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:51 PM
Derek, I think I paid like a $1.49 or something like that all those years ago. I certainly have got my money's worth. It fills half of this 58 gallon show tank (36 x 18 foot print) and creates a ton of hiding places between those big leaves.
Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:47 AM
Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:08 PM
Also, those above water sprouts are self fertilized bloomstalks, you can check out similar ones here: http://aqualandpetsp...mazon Sword.htm .
They are impressive plants, no? Certainly ideal for LARGE aquariums (right up there with American Val in that sense)! Here in the U.S., the native species tend to grow emersed in the wild to avoid competition with algae but will tolerate being flooded over by forming new submersed-form leaves.
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