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Still new to the planting thing and I only know a few land plant terms so give me a leaway on tryign to explain this, k?

I bought some new swords several weeks ago and they are doing well. They are doing so well, in fact, that I have some "babies" sprouting and rooting on a shoot from the middle of the plant. The "babies" are doing well and have good roots on them. How do I take care of them? When should they be set free from the mother plant (and HOW do I do it?) and should I plant them in my tank (I'd like to.) or give them away? Thanks for your help.....I hope I don't sound like a total idiot here.


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I have heard on some of the large swords you can split to rhizome and then plant the seperate peices....hopefully that might help some...sorry if it doesnt

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If you have an amazon sword with a shoot (like you said) then I would reccomend keeping the plants on the shoot until they are about 1/2 the size at least of the mother plant. You can plant them in your tank and enjoy them! What I would do is cut the plants off (once they are the right size) and get as little of the shoot as possible. Hope this helps!

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