Propagating water wisteria

JettsPapa

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I've often posted about the ease of growing and propagating water wisteria. I've only been keeping fish and aquatic plants for less then a year, but for me it's been one of the easiest. It's planted in about 20% of my 40 gallon breeder, and is doing very well. I trI'm it about once every week to 10 days, as it reaches the top of the water.

If I plant the cuttings in the same tank they immediately start growing, and will need trimming themselves in just a few weeks. When moved to a different tank, even with the same source water, they need some time to acclimate before any noticeable growth, but so far I've never had one die.

Below is a picture of what I found floating in the tank a little while ago. Somehow a single leaf became detached, and it has started growing roots from the base, and if you look closely you can even see a tiny leaf starting to form.

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It is amazing how quickly a single floating leaf grows a whole new plant within just a few days. I discovered that shortly after receiving mine from kallililly1973 Now anytime a leaf breaks off I just leave it floating. They don't all grow a new plant but several of mine have.

I have also experienced the slower growth when moved to a different tank even though both tanks should be the same.
 

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The water parameter may be the same but with a different stock and bioload that could be the reason for the slower growth cause we know that the plants will also use fish waste as a source of nutrients ( not sure how so don't ask :) but they do in one way or another.
 

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I’ve thought that my pieces have been “dying” when in fact, they were just getting used to the new parameters. They started to grow new leaves a couple weeks ago, and I cut them and replanted them a couple days ago. The new cuttings have already rooted. Growth is not fast yet, but I think my pieces just needed some time to adjust.
 

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I can't grow water wisteria.... or algae, or duckweed. Anubias and Amazon Sword struggle. I went so far as to put a plant in a glass bottle in a south window and it took six months for a lovely shade of algae to grow..... no roots from the plant though.
 

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