Could have sworn i posted this earlier but i cant see it so.... Anyway i have several large swords which have all sprouted long stalks with several plantlets on each. My quandary is this - do i cut the stalks to allow the plant in the tank to grow properly (they seem to have stopped growing for now) or do i harvest the plantlets and plant them in the old plants stead? I guess my question is will the old plants start to grow ok again once i have cut the stalks off? Something needs to be done as the stalks look pretty ugly just hanging out of the tank! I seem to remember reading somewhere that swords have a finite lifespan and is this reproductive burst the end of that lifecycle?