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Old 12-06-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Trimming my Anubias

Hello everyone. I have a good problem to have. I need to prune my plants. My anubias is huge. Can I just cut a chunk off and replant it
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:16 AM   #2
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By cutting chunks off do you mean cut the rhizome into pieces? If so then yes go ahead, maybe only do 1 and see how they react.

By planting them do you mean tying them/wedging them onto to wood/rocks or burying the roots only into substrate?
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I guess the rhizome. I take a pic later and post it.

I typically just press them into the gravel enough to make sure hey don’t move. They grow great this way. Should I not plant them in the gravel. The big one is growing up the side of a large rock. The pic will clarify it.

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I have split my Anubias a number of times. Just make sure you have a nice amount of root on both sides of the cut. Buried roots are ok, but never the rhizome.
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The best way I have found them to grow is to wedge them between a rock/wood, close to or touching the substrate and the roots will grow down into the substrate. I have "planted" them in the substrate, but not long enough to allow to rhizome to rot, if you leave it under the substrate, you run the risk of the rhizome rotting and killing the plant.
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Here is a pic. Is the circled part the rhizome
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Here is a pic. Is the circled part the rhizome
Here's a pic I stole from a different forum. The part circled in red is the rhizome.
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Ok. That’s what I thought. So I can just basically cut the plant in half. My rhizome is vertically orientated.

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