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I have an erio aquaticum and erio parkeri and both have sent out shoots to flower. What should I do? Do they die after flowering? Should I cut of the flower stalks?
 

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Cut em, they will use all the plants energy to make it closer to the light. Plant will die.

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Oh noooo :(
I just ordered a bunch of Erio and they would be my first experience with them. How often do they send up flower stalks in everyone's experience?
Mine will be in high tech with very high PAR and tweaked EI dosing if that makes any difference.
 

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When I had mine happy they were sending them up one after the other, was cutting every few days.

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A lot of times, Eriocaulons will all flower together, especially when they have been subjected to some kind of environmental change (such as being transferred to a new tank). If you yank all the inflorescences and things stay stable, they usually won't try to flower again for quite a while. If that does happen, just repeat.
 

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I have an erio aquaticum and erio parkeri and both have sent out shoots to flower. What should I do? Do they die after flowering? Should I cut of the flower stalks?
Hi tanan,

I agree with Tinanti's statement that they tend to all flower about the same time.

You did not state if the plants are submerged or emersed but in either case they do not die after flowering. Flowering does take a lot of energy from a plant however so I remove the flower stalk before it blooms to allow the plant to save the energy it would use for blooming and seed production for better growth and strength.
 

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I got them 20 days ago. Submerged. I'll cut off the flower stalks.

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Also one of them has two crowns. They are both grown good. Should I separate them or wait out a month or two? How do you propagate those?

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Hi tanan,

What I do is I remove the plant from the substrate, clean the roots, then take a single edge razor blade and carefully cut the two crowns apart being sure to have some roots with each crown......then replant.
 
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