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What does it indicate when the roots are growing out of the sides of a stem plant? Does this mean there is not enough lights or ferts or what? I don't think its time to trim and replant because I just planted them last week. They look healthy, but roots are growing out the sides of the plants in large amounts. Thanks for any input.
 

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The Cabomba does that, they drop roots from the stem and doesn't create a root system in the gravel. Myrio on the other hand doesn't drop roots off the stem unless its not getting enough ferts from the gravel.
Pics would help though.

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Stems do that. It's just how it is. Maybe it's to take advantage of waterborn nutrients. Who knows? Almost every stem does this to some degree though.

When growing emersed, many stems creep along the ground rather than standing up, and they will root into the substrate at the nodes.
 
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