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Ways of vegetative propagation

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Ways of vegetative propagation

In most cases  aquarium plants are multiplied through cuttings. As cuttings, we use fragments of parent plants such as a stolon, rhizome, tuber, corm, runner, offset or bulb. In this way, we can propagate the majority of aquarium plants such as: Alternanthera, Bacopa, Myriophyllum, Hygrophila, etc. Parts of the cuttings  are put into the ground. In a short time new plants will grow out of them.

This type of propagation also includes receiving new plants from fragments of leaves. Plants of the genus Ceratopteris can be perfectly reproduce from the pieces of leaves. It is enough just cut the leaves into fragments and allow them to float freely on the surface of the water. After some time we will get new young plants.

Reproduction by the rhizomes consists in dividing the rhizomes so that each new plant  has a piece of rhizome with roots and leaves. Rhizomes are root-like stems which grow  under the ground. This way we can multiply plants of the genus Cryptocoryne,  Saururus, Houttuynia.

Reproduction by runners - Some plants multiply themselves by releasing numerous stolons.

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