Question Madagascar Lace Plant Shoot

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Hi, I recently got a Madagascar lace plant. It is doing great and really filling in an empty part of my tank. The question is about a week ago it produced a shoot toward the surface that had a seed like thing on the end. Well it reached the surface and continued to grow. Now it is easily 5 feet long and just lays coiled on the water's surface. I have no idea what it is or if it is normal? I looked online and couldn't find anything. If someone can tell me what this is it would be greatly appreciated.
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Not sure what it is and would definitely like to keep this plant eventually. Following with interest and to learn more about it.
 

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It's a flower, but it may not open. I believe you need another plant to put up a shoot, otherwise there can be no fertilization. Aponogetons put these up pretty regularly. Look up Aponogeton reproduction.
 

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I had a Kubotai rasbora get stuck in a hole in a lace plant. To its peril.

Good job getting an almost flower!
 
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chromedome52 said:
It's a flower, but it may not open. I believe you need another plant to put up a shoot, otherwise there can be no fertilization. Aponogetons put these up pretty regularly. Look up Aponogeton reproduction.
Oh, okay. That makes a lot of sense thank you :happy:
 

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AmigoSpageeto said:
Oh no, is it okay :eek:
No. I tried to get it out but it had really been stuck in the hole. It swam around for a bit after but died later that day.

I thank you for asking.
 
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Fisheye said:
No. I tried to get it out but it had really been stuck in the hole. It swam around for a bit after but died later that day.

I thank you for asking.
Oh my! I'm sorry.
 

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Be careful with allowing Aponogetons to flower. For them and Barclayas they sometimes live to reproduce. So with some of them, not all, they will either die or go dormant if they are allowed to flower.
 

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None of mine go dormant when they flower but a couple of periodically gone dormant even if they dont' flower. Thankfully i didn't have to remove the bulb for them to regrow (though it did take 3 or so months of barren terrain).
 

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Yeah, doesn't always happen but I know it happens with Barclaya and I've heard talk of aponogetons doing the same.
They are odd to say the least in that random events can kick them into dormancy. Probably has to do with the plant seeing a change in seasons due to changes in parameters.
 

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