Some glued anubias die off, why could this be?

Valleriani

So this is how I plant them. This is a successful anubias planted, and a not successful one to the right of it.


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Here is the unsuccessful ones:


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You can see here that the leaves simply fall off and the core of it (the rhizome) looks a bit rough. I do NOT glue the roots. I put a little on the rhizome. You can see the roots are actually okay. Maybe it will regrow? (Any advise there?)

It's super strange, the leaves are almost pristine/etc. This has happened a few times now after a week of doing it. I've tried aquarium glue and super glue, same results. Maybe 8 plants now and only a couple survived, one of which died like this above but came back alive and is regrowing OK.

None of my anubias plants that are just sitting on the ground are dead. They are doing really well. Any tips or ideas? Am I gluing it wrong? I can't really use string it's a bit large to do anyways.

Another question: Is there any other plants that can be glued that aren't anubias? Thanks!
 

StarGirl

It should re-grow from the rhizome. Sometimes plants are grown above water and when submerged they melt and start new under water leaves. This is pretty normal for new plants. Just glue it back on and see if it does anything. If it is mushy it may just be rotted.
 
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