Echinodorus 'Ozelot' sprouting on flower stem?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Cro, 8 Sep 2009.

  1. Cro

    Cro Member

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    A couple of weeks ago I planted an Echinodorus 'Ozelot' and it seems to be sprouting roots from the flower stem.

    Is this normal?

    Can I prune to get more plants? if so what's the best method?

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    Thanks in advance.

    Alex
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    This is perfectly normal. What you have are some adventitious plantlets growing at the nodes of the flower stem. Leave them to get as big as possible on the flower stem (or as long as you can bear them being there!) and then cut them off and plant them.
     
  3. Cro

    Cro Member

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    Excellent news, tyvm. :thumbup: Any tips on planting them or do I just shove 'em in leaving a little sticking out of the substrate?
     
  4. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Let them carry on growing and then plant them just like any other Echinodorus. Bury the roots and keep the leaf bases above the substrate.
     

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