Polkadot Plant propogating and converting to hydroponic - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
FishRFriendz's Avatar
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Central US
Posts: 621
Polkadot Plant propogating and converting to hydroponic

I took a cutting from a bolting plant back in Nov 2018. Initially I thought it wouldn't do well since it's being lit by a single very old 24" T8 bulb that is part of my cubicle cabinets.

Nov 11 - Planted 3 cuttings into rockwool and tank water

Dec 5 - Flowering, the cuttings I took were from a bolting plant, which continued with it's original course and I had to try to pinch the buds, along with remove dying leaves so it looks much smaller than it did at the start.

Feb 5 - Signs of it doing better, the new leaves are developing the characteristic polka dots. A bit of a surprise as I didn't think there was going to be enough light for this plant with just a very old T8.

Mar 21

Apr 11

May 16 - So the plant is now doing well. All of the leaves it had when I started died and fell off, leaving the plant seemingly leggy. It appears with the significant change in conditions the plant did the same as many aquatic plants, shed old leaves and grow new ones that are better adapted to new parameters. It grows well with less light than I expected.


Don't ask for advice. Ask for information, gather lots of information from different reliable sources. Then use the information to make your own advice.
FishRFriendz is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Here's a great how to lorax Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 3 06-09-2009 12:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome