Amazon Sword Flowers?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Dave125g, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    This plant gets flowers? What should I do. IMG_20180321_072714.jpgIMG_20180321_072719.jpg
     
  2. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    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.
     




  3. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     




  4. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    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!
     




  5. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    I usually trade my excess growth for store credit at the LFS or give them to friends.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
  6. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    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!
     
  7. anirocWell Known MemberMember

    I don't see often swords flowering below the water surface. You must have excess phosphates or that plant was just recently submerged.
     
  8. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  9. FishywifeValued MemberMember

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

    No. Unless you'll rather have plantlets instead of flowers.
     
  11. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    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?
     
  12. anirocWell Known MemberMember

    Lower the phosphates and keep the stalk under the water.
     
  13. FishywifeValued MemberMember

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