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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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I have a watersprite that has grown to 15 inches across (the span of the tank). I take the babies and throw them in my second tank, but what I was wondering is:
Is it possible to halve the watersprite?
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Hi. This is my first post. I was just browsing, and thought I might have some usefull information. I have had watersprite in my 29 Gal. tank for about a year and a half and it is a great, easy to grow plant. It does better than any other plant that I have seen in the extreemly hard water that we have in central Nebraska.
To answer your question I don't think it is possible to split watersprite. All of the leaves grow from a cenrtral node and it seams to me that trying to split it would damage or even kill it. I have also had problems with my watersprite outgrowing my tank. I have had plants whos leaves (or should I say branches) have reached about two feet in length. When one of my plants starts to get too big I take a few of the babies and let them grow floating on the surface of the water. Then I remove the old plant after a while and replace it with one of the plants that is growing on the surface. I feel that younger plants are more attractive anyway. As watersprinte gets larger the leaves tend to get thin and brushy. I hope this is of some help.
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Thanks, I ended up cutting the center junction down the middle anyway. So far so good, and if it does up and die on me I have lots of babies :-)
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