Planting Aponogeton Madagascariensis

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Voo, 3 Nov 2009.

  1. Voo

    Voo Member

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    I've recently purchased this plant, but no idea how i'm meant to plant it. It looks to have grown funny, but i don't want to bury the side shoots that appear to be growing from the bulb.

    The main plant is on the left end, yet there's 2 shoots growing at the top right.

    Any ideas how i can plant this?

    Thanks

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  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Bury as much of the roots in the substrate and leave the rhizome half buried with all the shoots above the substrate. Personally I like to leave a lot of the rhizome above the substrate if I can and just anchor it with the roots.
     
  3. Voo

    Voo Member

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    Thanks Ed, didn't think of this as a rhizome. It was a bulb, so i buried my other one.

    Should i chop off the bottom leaf on the left then to plant it? It's pointing downwards as show in the picture. The main shoots are at a 90 degree angle to the other shoots :crazy:
     
  4. chilled84

    chilled84 Member

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    Plant it like you plant a water lilly in a pond, leave the crown exsposed or itll rott, just bury the roots with a rock anchor. wrapp roots around the rock half way then bury that aswell just to help it stay down while its shoots new roots.
     
  5. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    I'd leave it on and leave it lying on the substrate; it will soon move round into a more upright position.

    The differences between rhizomes, bulbs, corms and tubers are mainly botanical technicalities and they all do the same function really - to store energy reserves for the plant.
     

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