Staurogyne repens and cryptocoryne wendtii

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Damien808, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Damien808

    Damien808 Valued Member Member

    I bought a pack of each from petsmart the ones that are in the gel.(sorry I threw it away already so no pictures ) I was wondering how to separate the plants since they're so small

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  2. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277 Well Known Member Member

    Did you wash off the gel? V


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  3. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    You wash the gel off as best you can (its non toxic though). I usually separate out or cut mine into three or four segments at the combined root base. Then you can plant into the substrate. If you have any plant weights they're very helpful for holding them down.
     




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    Damien808

    Damien808 Valued Member Member

    I did wash the gel and separated it the best I could but there's like big chunks that look weird lol can I separate the staurogyne repens into individual strands

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  5. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    I bought the same Staurogyne gel pack from petsmart. I found that if you look carefully some of the pieces were actually tangled together. Just carefully untangle them as best you can. The weird chunks are basically the root base, and youll want to keep them in tact until the plant grows out some, and then you can start taking clippings and replant them.
     
  6. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    No, you wouldn't want to do that. For one, it would be very difficult to do. Also, they look really pretty as clumps. I'll take a pic of a couple of mine that I've had for awhile.
     
  7. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    Here are a couple different crypts. They have done really well under my LED lights.
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    Damien808

    Damien808 Valued Member Member

    This is what I untangled of the staurogyne thanks to bluestreak for the suggestion.
    This basically what the crypt looked like when the gel came apart


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  9. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    Yeah my Staurogyne pack looked like it had 3 big blobs, turned out there were about 9 nodes all together.
     
  10. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277 Well Known Member Member

    Looks like you can stick it into the tank now! ;)


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    Damien808

    Damien808 Valued Member Member

    I have a question when you trim the staurogyne repens do you stick the trimming back into the substrate

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  12. Bluestreakfl

    Bluestreakfl Well Known Member Member

    I believe you can, it should develop little roots. You can let the clippings float for a few days to encourage new roots so they're easier to replant.


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  13. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277 Well Known Member Member

    Yes, just remove the leaves on the bottom


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