Amazon Sword Flowers?

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This plant gets flowers? What should I do.
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Enjoy it! mine has done the same, and I had 2 rosette swords throw off runners with 10 new babies. Just keep dosing ferts at the rate you have been I guess.
 
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Fishywife said:
Enjoy it! mine has done the same, and I had 2 rosette swords throw off runners with 10 new babies. Just keep dosing ferts at the rate you have been I guess.
Thanks I will. This is certainly a surprise. My vals, wisteria, and ferns propagate all the time, but I've never had a sword do that.
 

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Same as mine. I'll have to start selling off excess soon, I hate binning it. Sell cheap, or trade a cutting for something different!
 
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I usually trade my excess growth for store credit at the LFS or give them to friends.
 

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Lol the lfs's near me take but don't give. Anything at all. The Lfs in England used to give me 35% of what the fish was worth. I was breeding blue acara at that time. I just trade or sell it cheaply, and give to friends too. But, I only have 1 friend in Maine with a fishtank!
 

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I don't see often swords flowering below the water surface. You must have excess phosphates or that plant was just recently submerged.
 
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aniroc said:
I don't see often swords flowering below the water surface. You must have excess phosphates or that plant was just recently submerged.
I've had this sword for a few years. The tank may have extra phosphates. This is a 29 gallon my son and I set up for his science class. It gets about 3-4 hours of direct sunlight every day. I suspect that is why the plants do so well in there. It may also be the reason it's flowering under water.
 

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I guess I have phosphates too. Is that bad thing? My plant is about 4 years old.
 

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I guess I have phosphates too. Is that bad thing? My plant is about 4 years old.
No. Unless you'll rather have plantlets instead of flowers.
 

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Yes better babies than silly flowers, my rosette swords throw of runners with babies on.so what can I do to make it have babies instead of flowers?
 

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Yes better babies than silly flowers, my rosette swords throw of runners with babies on.so what can I do to make it have babies instead of flowers?
Lower the phosphates and keep the stalk under the water.
 

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