How To Propegate Cryot Wendtii Properly

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Hello Fellow Fishlorians!

I have 2 crypt wendtii in my 10 gallon(red and green). How would you propegate it? I want to spread the growth around the aquarium.


Pics would be helpful.(I’m a visual learner).
 

aussieJJDude

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I would let them grow some daughter plants and then cut off the daughters once they've grown a couple of leaves. I've never had good success with dividing a mature plant in half with my crypts, but maybe it may work for you?
 

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75g Discus Tank said:
I haven to had much experience with crypts, so what would the daughter plant look like?
Think of a bean sprout... but crypt like. I'll see if my tank has any, so if so will update in five mins unless someone else got to it.
 

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They propegate by the roots. There will occure plantlets just besides the motherplants. When you seperate it with part of the root it will grow further making a forest like this. Sometimes broken rootparts will show leaves growing out of them afterwards.

 

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If you look to the right of the large crypt you will see a baby still attached. They grow like mad for me. I generally have to thin the groves in our aquariums every couple of months.
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