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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Question Amania and Macranda

So I ordered these two plants from aquarium plants.com. When they came, they looked nothing like the photos! Do they send the cuttings and am I supposed to wait a while until they look like the photos?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 07:18 PM
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You probably got the EMERSED grown stems(does the r macrandra has thick, round, purple leaves? then it is emersed form.). R. macrandra is notorious for slow recovery, you have to be patient.


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I have purple on the tips of my macranda but i have been growing it all summer in my tank. The purple fades as the stem grows older.
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Yes, be absolutely patient with the macrandra red. I got mine months ago and it's just now starting to give me some nice side shoots.

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I noticed that it doesn't really grow side shoots unless you let it keep growing without clipping it.

I used to clip it and then let it grow up and clip it. Now i let it curve across the surface and then shoots start growing on a large number of the internodes growing in every direction. Added to that the stem is still growing longer.

A lot of the times internodal roots form and when i plant it with internodal roots already it shortens any wait for the new clipping to grow. I was amazed when the new clipping grew faster then my old stem with a full root system with just two roots that were very thin.
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