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Old 01-18-2005, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an Anubias Nana that has grown quite large (and has flowered 2 or 3 times) attached to some driftwood in my tank. How do I go about safely splitting? the plant so that I can have more? I am not that familiar with Rhiozome divisions.

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Old 01-18-2005, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For mine, I just took a sharp razor blade and cut it.
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't worry about it. Just cut the rhizome into however many seperate plants you want, it will grow back. Trusted method.
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At least with rhizome division. First, what does the rhizome look like. Second, do I leave leaves and roots attached to each split.
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The rhizome is the thick green 'root' lets say that leaves come out from and roots on the underside. It should be real easy to find and when you do cut it wherever you want.

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And yes leave all the roots/leaves intact.
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Is it difficult to separate an anubias that is growing attached to wood? I'm worried about damaging the roots.
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Anubias are extremely hardy. I wouldn't worry too much about damaging the roots when you separate it from the driftwood. I have split Anubias many times, and for me at least, part of the process means pruning the roots, especially in a long established plant. I have had roots that have been about 6 inches long. I cut them down to about 1 -1.5 inches and replant. When you plant them, make sure the rhizome isn't buried because that will kill the plant.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Didn't wanna start a new thread on this.

I have an anubias nana that I want to split. I've had it wedged into a crack in a piece of driftwood and it's started growing out from it, consequently the rhizome is very long (2 or 3 inches). Obviously, the part of the rhizome that was wedged in the crack has no leaves growing from it. If I cut this part and attach it to wood it will regrow leaves right?

Seems a stupid question, I'm fairly sure it will but want to be certain before I go chopping the little fella up!
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If the rhizome is healthy then yes it will start running again and producing leaves. If not it might just melt.
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