How to Anchor Rootless Plants?

AlannaH

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Recently I purchased some water wisteria for my tank but I'm having trouble keeping them in the substrate. I'm using Nat Geo black aquarium sand currently and, no matter how deep I bury the stems, the next morning they're out again. How do I get it to stay in the substrate?
 

bizaliz3

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Put a rock or something right by the spot where the stem goes into the sand. It can help keep it in place. The roots should grow very quickly...are you using root tabs since you are not using special substrate for plants? The root tabs will help the roots grow faster and get the plant solidly in place faster....

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I used to just take a few small rocks and just pile them up at the base of them you thats planted. After a week or so, remove the rocks and they will be rooted
 

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Also with wisteria could float it for a bit to let some roots establish and help anchor when you do plant them down.
 
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