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Dont dispose the leaves from your trimmings!

My water wisteria leaf floated in my tank for a week then roots started growing. Intrigued, I let it float for 1 more week and it has new leaves! Now instead of throwing the leaves of my plants I float them because you can still benefit from it. Hope this helps.

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Many species are capable of that. I've had everything from bacopa caroliniana to alternanthera roseafolia and limnophila aromatica sprout from a leaf. Be careful though, those that don't will just decompose in your tank.

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My water wisteria leaf floated in my tank for a week then roots started growing. Intrigued, I let it float for 1 more week and it has new leaves! Now instead of throwing the leaves of my plants I float them because you can still benefit from it. Hope this helps.
A perfect example of why you should always freeze or throughly microwave any trimmings or debris before disposing of them.
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A perfect example of why you should always freeze or throughly microwave any trimmings or debris before disposing of them.
OR, think GREEN and compost.


I believe CHAD has had success with Bucephalandra leaves propagating in this manner.

On a related topic, I've had nice results with root trimmings from crypts. I'm now working with Anubias root trimmings.
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hygrophila sp. are known for this. leaf cuttings work very well. i throw mine out anyway, cuz hygros are weeds and grow too fast for me to know what to do with. crypt roots are great. i can rarely plant a mature crypt without trimming the roots, so i just float the roots in a low-light tank, and then when they sprout leaves i plant them emersed.
but you say buce's leaves can also be used to propagate? will need to try this with one of my larger buces. do you know what conditions it was in? emersed/submersed planted/floating?
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Lol if only everything did that.
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Re: Dont dispose the leaves from your trimmings!

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I'm now working with Anubias root trimmings.
Roots or rizhomes?

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good info, thanks guys

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but you say buce's leaves can also be used to propagate? will need to try this with one of my larger buces. do you know what conditions it was in? emersed/submersed planted/floating?
You would need to ask CHAD (moderator) as I do not remember the details

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Roots or rizhomes?
I'm experimenting with both. I'm bring small rhizome segments that were cut from failing plants I received from a fellow TPT member. I'm also working with heavier white roots. Both are being cultured w & w/o Rooting hormone powder.

The rhizome segments all had at least one root started to be selected.
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