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Old 09-10-2006, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Below is a photo of my Eriocaulon cinereum flower/seeding not sure which I guess its more of a seed. Now it has been this way for atleast 2 months. I was hoping that it would be time to split so I can use some more in a scape but the seed stalks just keep growing. So what can I do to get it to split or get daughter plants. Right before it went to seed I pulled it up to see if I could split it anywhere, looked for leaves going in oppisite directions and noticed nothing so I just replanted in and a week later it stated this. Thanks
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Be patient with it, it actually slows in growth rate when it starts sending out these drumsticks, I have seen it take months to reproduce, I love these plants, they are very cool.

I have also seen these drumstick tips turn into plantlet's you can just nip and plant, you will know when you see it, not all will do it everytime.

There is not much you can do to "make" it reproduce, just let it grow.

Patience.
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Thanks Craig, yes it is a very cool plant but I like it much better when its not flowering! And smaller! That would be awesome all those buds turn into plants. You wouldnt happen to have a phot of that would you?
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I posted in your aquascaped message that I think lower light is desirable for this plant. why? it may be that the energy that goes into flowering does not promote daughter plants. lower light deters flowering, and lower light promotes daughter plants.. I have gotten tons of daughter plants in low light. I have two of them in hight light growing like gangbusters, but not making daughters. I have to do the same with mine, take them out of high light and put into lower light.
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Interesting, I guess I will try some in my 2wpg tank after this one finishes doing what its doing. If you have extra can you bring some to the next GWAPA meeting for me please.
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I have two left to try to start another colony. the good part is that even tiny daughters grow well.
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bought 4 from a fellow board member and they are doing great in my CRS tank with med light, but about 3 months ago the largest started to flower and all the others, even the small ones did the same. hope they grow into small plants, but they do look "different" in the flowering state. pic of mine attached, the big one is behind that Erio sp. thats growing much larger than i expected it to and the small one is to the right, i have two more small ones flowering also in the back of the tank behind the moss rocks. tank is a 15g L by the way.
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wow that one on the left is HUGE...
I am about to give my three to a friend as a RAOK....so if any of you guys get extras anytime soon, I may be interested in a purchase or a swap~
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Anyone have any extras? Im in the DC/MD/VA area so I can pick up... .thanks
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Thanks Craig, yes it is a very cool plant but I like it much better when its not flowering! And smaller! That would be awesome all those buds turn into plants. You wouldnt happen to have a phot of that would you?
Sorry bigstick I totally forgot about this, I have some budding frequently here lately, so I took this shot today, just for you..

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