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Old 06-29-2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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Splitting Amazon Swords?

I have a large Amazon Sword in my 10g at the moment. It grows really fast, and I was hoping for more plants in the tank. Is it somehow possible to split the plant down the middle, and make two? Or is that just a stupid idea?
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Unfortunately what you're proposing would probably kill the plant in many situations. Occationally a rosette plant will grow some daughter plants at the base which can be split off. Your best bet is to keep the sword happy and wait for it to send out a runner or flower stalk which will develop baby plants. Once large enough they can be removed from the runner and planted.
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yeah, i tried it once, just ended up killing half the plant...it hasn't been the same since. that was a year ago
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