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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2020, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Tissue culture plants

I am seeing a lot of tissue culture plants and would like to know the best way to start them in a tank. I have tried two varieties both without success.

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I've never encountered problems with tissue culture plants but I just consider myself lucky, I've heard that some plants have a more difficult time staying alive after being grown via tissue culture. I think it depends on the variety of plant is my guess
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What varieties did you try? There are so many different species in TC now and they are all going to be different.

I've grown hairgrass using the dry start method that went well and two of three crypt species have been successful. Crypt parva was the failure and I blame how it was grown - it was all shoots and no roots and that's bad business for a rooted species that grows slowly. I still have some left that I'm optimistic will ultimately survive, but most failed to get going and ultimately I would have saved time and money if I had got multiple potted plants instead.
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I had started another thread and got no replies about trying Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba (dwarf baby tears) from a tissue culture. I killed it. The problem for me is it looked different than the other non TC dwarf baby tears I got, which have all done quite well. It had a chaotic root system, like no up or down. It was not clear how to plant it. Do I just stick the whole round patty into the substrate or do I try to separate out stems? ...

My weeping java moss from a tissue cup is also not doing well but that might be normal for java moss (which apparently browns at first and then comes back).
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