Will Anubias roots grow into gravel?

belarskio

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Trying to plant it in my substrate without burying the Rhizome but the roots are really short so I can barely bury it, will the roots grow into the substrate?, will it stay in place?

The roots on my anubias plant are so short that I can't bury them without burying the Rhizome so I just kinda set it on the ground, will the roots grow into the gravel? This was last night and it hasn't fallen down. I know I can use seachem glue to glue it to something but I would prefer to do this if possible.
 

86 ssinit

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Looks good to me. But since the roots are so short why not just attach it to something and let the roots grow. Than plant them in the gravel.
 
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belarskio

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86 ssinit said:
Looks good to me. But since the roots are so short why not just attach it to something and let the roots grow. Than plant them in the gravel.
How do I attach them?
 

mimo91088

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belarskio said:
How do I attach them?
Small dot of superglue gel or tie it down.
 
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belarskio

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mimo91088 said:
Small dot of superglue gel or tie it down.
Okay, thanks
 

deadhead

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You can pick up Seachem Flourish Glue at Petco or Amazon but I'm told it's no different than super glue. A piece of driftwood would be best. Just a tiny dab will do. If you go too heavy with the glue it will get all over the rhizome. You can trim the existing roots all the way to the rhizome if they make attaching the plant difficult. The plant will be fine. I used to have 4 anubias in the soil and they're doing much better attached to wood. Their roots will grow attaching themselves to the wood.
 

86 ssinit

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I use small tyraps. Or I’ll drill a hole through the driftwood big enough to slip the rhizome through. Hole holds it in place.
 

AcornTheBetta

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belarskio said:
The roots on my anubias plant are so short that I can't bury them without burying the Rhizome so I just kinda set it on the ground, will the roots grow into the gravel? This was last night and it hasn't moved. I know I can use seachem glue to glue it to something but I would prefer to do this if possible.
I think that should work. That's what I did with my anubias and now it has big long roots.
 
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belarskio

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AcornTheBetta said:
I think that should work. That's what I did with my anubias and now it has big long roots.
okay thanks
 

AcornTheBetta

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Mhamilton0911

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I had my anubias wedged between glass and driftwood, and when I went to redecorate, I was shocked to see how many roots had grown really long into the gravel, on its own.
 

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