splitting anubias

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Nick16, 5 Nov 2009.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    hi guys, i have acouple of very large anubias (rhizomes) and i would like to diving them up and replant them in another tank. What is the best way of me doing this, as i dont just want to cut the whole rhizome in half for fear of killing both halves!

    how do i do it?
     
  2. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Sharp scissors or preferbly a scalpel.
     
  3. Behold

    Behold Member

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    I split them by hand and break them where they naturally split. as long as it going in to a good tank. I have broken many with no issue.
     
  4. Gill

    Gill Member

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    Yep Never had any probs breaking them with my hands, I usually use a nail to snap them.
     
  5. Barry Wang

    Barry Wang Newly Registered

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    When you spit anubias do they grow from both ends? i meen will the two broken ends grow out? I have a large anubias now which just grows bigger at one end and am thinking of splitting it to attach elsewhere in the same tank. Thanks
     
  6. Goodygumdrops

    Goodygumdrops Member

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    This interests me too,obviously,if you cut off the growing end,that end still grows in that direction (I've planted a couple the wrong way round in hindsight!!),but what happens if you have two cut ends?
     
  7. dw1305

    dw1305 Expert

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    Hi all,
    They will grow from a dormant bud in the leaf axil, so you can work which way the new shoot will grow. If there isn't a leaf present the leaf scar and dormant bud should still be visible.
    cheers Darrel
     

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