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Need advise on how to keep the Eriocaulons

I have 3 Eriocaulons, that I keep almost about 3 months and yes they seem to be growing pretty good(I think), but can someone, someone that really knows, how to make this plant multiply?

They are in my 40 Gal CRS/CBS shrimps, with Amazonia Soil, pH 6.4-6.8 and temp:72-72F

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To split them you have to carefully slice them into pieces making sure to leave a portion of the heart in each one. They won't multiply on there own unless they flower and split but they still need to be cut up.

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the only thing that i can help you with is killing them. and i dont even know how i do that. but if you put them in my tank i can show you
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Give it time. Thats the best thing I can tell you. They will eventually divide and then u can split it. Theres a chance they will die if u force it to split before its ready

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To split them you have to carefully slice them into pieces making sure to leave a portion of the heart in each one. They won't multiply on there own unless they flower and split but they still need to be cut up.
Hi Craigthor... so, they will have flower..... someday??


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Give it time. Thats the best thing I can tell you. They will eventually divide and then u can split it. Theres a chance they will die if u force it to split before its ready
Hi Dr.tan, do you know how long do I have to wait or when they will divide?
also, when the first time I got this plant, I buried all the root, but now seem like the whole plant lifted up and showing the root? is that normal?
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the only thing that i can help you with is killing them. and i dont even know how i do that. but if you put them in my tank i can show you
Oh my goodness that was hilarious...
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Hi Dr.tan, do you know how long do I have to wait or when they will divide?
also, when the first time I got this plant, I buried all the root, but now seem like the whole plant lifted up and showing the root? is that normal?
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No I'm sorry I don't really know. It depends on tank conditions and light hours. They have an internal clock that tells them to flower at certain times of the year. I think it also tells them when to divide.

Thanks, that was my first eriocaulon and I was so proud to grow it to its full glory.

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Really nice ... I have never seen these in any LFS in NY ... really nice ... good luck.

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