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Anubias Nana Petite Splitting Rhizomes safely

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What is the best way to split Petite Rhizomes in a safe manner that won't cause die off of the original plant. I have a bunch of this stuff and you like to split it up some between my 4 tanks. Any help is greatlt appreciated.
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Use a sharp razor to minimize the trauma to the adjacent tissue. Make sure each piece of rhizome has 4 or 5 nice leaves on it. Trying to split off a piece that is too small can be trouble.

You sometimes get a bit of rot at the wound margins, but not usually too much.
ok thanks. The reason I asked was I once ordered 2 Anubia Nana from a member here. When I received the Rhizomes each had 5-6 leaves which was great. After 2 days both of the Rhizomes began melting away and within 1 week both rhizomes had shed their leaves and were rotting in the tank. I looked at the rhizomes and noticed they could have just been a single plant split which was dissapointing. Don't want to see that happen again.
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