Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Anyone use Plant Weights for stems?
Are plant weights bad?
You know, those little strips of lead you can wrap around the base of a stem plant. I know the routine for stems is to remove the leaves from the first node and bury the end of the stem so that the roots can grow off the node. But I can't quite fit my hand in the nooks and crannies where I want to place the stems. So, I read you could use the plant weights -- wrap the weight around the base of the stem (not too far up) and just sit the stem on the gravel surface and it will eventually take root. I do see roots appearing, but the base of the stem was getting a little musy. Then again, maybe that happens regardless of whether the stem is buried or not.