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Okay I am picking people's brains. I just got my Marsilea augustifolia and have no clue how to plant it. Can I top and plant the tops? Is this submersed growth or emersed? Thanks for the help.
 

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HOLD THE PRESS!!! You want the rhizomes NOT the tops. :mrgreen:

Treat the M. augustifolia exactly as you would with glosso: plant each leaflet or pair of leaflets WITH the rhizome every .5-1" apart. Don't bury it too deeply because the submerse leaves are very short and small: not unlike glosso. Once you notice new leaves, then cut the tall emergent leaves off. Within a matter of weeks under good conditions, you'll have a dense carpet.
 

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Mike, how did it go? My thoughts... arrrrggghhhhhhhh.

I just finished planting mine. A buncha bout the size of yours, 2 hours. I don't know how it will do. It was a #%^@#^&*&* trying to seperate ou the individual plantlets. I have had mine floating since monday at noon and there was a fair amount of new growth. Of course, this was at rightangles to the rhizomes since it was floating. I planted everything that did not fall apart, regardless of new growth or not. I tried to leave 2-3 "nodes" per peice with atleast 1 decent stem and leaf attached.. Well see how it looks ina week or two.

Hope ours was fun too:)
 

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Mike, how did it go? My thoughts... arrrrggghhhhhhhh.

I just finished planting mine. A buncha bout the size of yours, 2 hours. I don't know how it will do. It was a #%^@#^&*&* trying to seperate ou the individual plantlets. I have had mine floating since monday at noon and there was a fair amount of new growth. Of course, this was at rightangles to the rhizomes since it was floating. I planted everything that did not fall apart, regardless of new growth or not. I tried to leave 2-3 "nodes" per peice with atleast 1 decent stem and leaf attached.. Well see how it looks ina week or two.

Hope ours was fun too:)
 

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I seperated some and planted them in my 20 long with higher light and tossed a few to float in my 10 gallon for now. I have some more plants coming Thursday and will need to remove some water on the low light 10. I will plant it then. Yah this looks it will be a pain in the behind but worth trying. I'll post tomorrow after I get the tank fully planted.
 
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