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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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How to propagate amazon swords

My echinodorus amazonicus has a nice flower stalk growing out of it.

There are three sets of "nodes" that have grown new leaves and are starting to sprout roots.

I was wondering what I should do with these and how i could maybe grow some more by splitting them off. Where to cut, how to plant, etc.



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 02:45 AM
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Cut off the entire stalk from the mother plant when the babies have 3-5 leaves. Cut the stalk off the babies, trim the roots a bit and plant.

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Lucky! I've got some decent size swords and have yet to get any runners.
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So, I should cut the stalk (the long, stiff, green thing coming out of the middle) as far down as possible to remove it from the mother plant.

Then, I'll have the stalk with 3 "nodes" of new growth. (I am calling the little bunches of tiny green balls nodes.)

Then, I remove the stalk from the babies and plant them. Do I plant all of those little nodes, as well? Or should I wait until all of the little green balls bloom into new leaves? Or are the roots coming out of those little green balls? It's hard for me to tell.
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Hey,raulfd4...I was JUST about to post that very same question!!! Honest to GOD, I just logged in to do that. I,too have the same thing happening, and I wasn't sure what to do....AND NOW I DO!! tHANKS....iLL HAVE PROBABLY 4 OR 5 NEW SWORDS TO PLANT.....AMAZING THINGS THAT NATURE CAN DO!!!!
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That's the beauty of the community, I suppose.

I think I may wait a week or two before doing it, so if you end up cutting and re-planting yours before then, post some pics on this thread so we can see how it's done.
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That's the beauty of the community, I suppose.

I think I may wait a week or two before doing it, so if you end up cutting and re-planting yours before then, post some pics on this thread so we can see how it's done.
In my experience, not all amazon swords have stalks
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