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Old 05-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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How to plant one Ludwigia stem ?


I received this stem and am trying to root it in Eco-complete & Flourite blend capped with small river pebbles. The portion of the stem that had roots was too brittle and broke at that node.

Now how can I root this ?

Can I floa it until fresh roots bring to grow from one of the other healthier nodes ?

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Old 05-10-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Just cut the stem in half and plant both in your substrate .... you will get new growth on the bare stem also.
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Thanks for the tip but how can I get it to stay in the substrate I listed when there are no root to hold ?

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make a hole in the substrate with your finger and place the stem inside whilst covering the hole back up. If its deep enough it should stay put.
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Ok thanks....that's what I've been doing but keeps floating on me and I was afraid to go too deep and cause the stem to rot.

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Try planting whole stem into substrate
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tip but how can I get it to stay in the substrate I listed when there are no root to hold ?

Thanks again
Cco complete is fairly light substrate.

Bury the stem using tweezer as deep as you can and make a mound on the stem to hold it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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yep. use a finger, jam it down to the bottom glass, other hand has the stem in tweezers, stick it in that hole while you're getting the digging finger out, then the digging finger holds the stem there while you retract the tweezers. then ditch the tweezers in the tweezer hand, and use that hand instead to build up a little mound around the stem. done!
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use tweezer, using finger is not a decent way to plant hold the stem with it and go atlist 1-2inch deep, gently release and pull back the tweezer hope this will work
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