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How do you cut and translplant/propagate anubias nana?

First of all, i'm not sure transplant is even the right word. I have some anubias nana which has grown nicely, and I want to cut it into portions and spread it throughout my tank. How do i go about doing this? Where do I cut? I appreciate the help as always guys

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Ive always just cut the rhizome, and make sure the portion u are replanting has a good amound of new roots on it. Hope it helps.
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Ive always just cut the rhizome, and make sure the portion u are replanting has a good amound of new roots on it. Hope it helps.
where is the rhizome, and how do i know where to cut?
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The rhizome is the main "stem" from which the leaves and roots grow from.


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where is the rhizome, and how do i know where to cut?
Rhizome is the modified stem from which both the leaves and the roots emerge, you will find it between the leaves and the roots along the substrate where the plant is growing.

Look at the rhizome and you will find that it has nodes (knot like spots) from where the leaves emerge.

You should cut between 2 such nodes, to seperate a portion with sufficient amount of leaves and roots, to plant.

The rhizome should not be covered with soil/gravel/etc. or else it will rot.

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Rhizome is the modified stem from which both the leaves and the roots emerge, you will find it between the leaves and the roots along the substrate where the plant is growing.

Look at the rhizome and you will find that it has nodes (knot like spots) from where the leaves emerge.

You should cut between 2 such nodes, to seperate a portion with sufficient amount of leaves and roots, to plant.

The rhizome should not be covered with soil/gravel/etc. or else it will rot.
thanks, i'll give that a try.
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Please make sure you use something very sharp, I use an exacto-knife.

You want as clean a cut as possible, not crush the rhizome.

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Here's some good tips.

"Propagation for...Anubias species is very simple and straightforward. In many cases the plants themselves will create new growth tips from the rhizome resulting in a full dense cluster of leaves and one large plant. This new growth tips and be cut off or broken free from the original woody stem when several leaves have developed which can provide enough light catching ability to make food for the plant.

Several techniques can be employed to speed up reproduction or used just to reduce the size of one large plant. To create new growth tips or to just trim a large plant break off a section of the rhizome that has several healthy leaves on it. The portion of plant that did not have the new growth tip will produce a growth tip, assuming that it has several leaves of its own to begin with.

To create a fuller single specimen take a sharp knife or razor blade and nick a small cut into the rhizome of a healthy plant. This will encourage a new growth tip to form. In these ways you can end up with multiple plants to share or a monster show piece plant."

http://mas-wi.com/articles/genus_anu...many_speci.htm

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