Thread: Resurrecting my poor sword plant
05-02-2012, 02:46 AM #1
Resurrecting my poor sword plant
Alright, so I've had this sword plant for a year now (I don't know if it's amazon - it was listed as 'misc' when I bought it). It used to grow super quickly and I had to trim it every week, but then I decided to turn the tank brakish, which basically murdered the plant. oopsies It's been close to four months now since it's gone back to FW, and the plant is still alive, but it's hardly growing and super small. The leaves are all green, but they feel super tough now. I think maybe there's been a new leaf in the past month, but I'm not sure.
So it's still alive... but I'm trying to restore it to its former glory. Is that possible - and if so, anything I can do to help it out? Or did I murder him (yes, it's a him) :("Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?" - Fanny Crosby
05-02-2012, 04:22 AM #2
Plants don't appreciate salt in their tank altho there are a few known to do OK in brackish tanks. Your sword may be planted too deep and probably needs root tabs. They are iron hogs and need those root tabs.
05-02-2012, 11:44 AM #3Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs"Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?" - Fanny Crosby
05-02-2012, 12:22 PM #4
From what I've learned here, some plants benefit from liquid ferts - other plants like swords, need ferts going directly to their roots -hence, root tabs.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted cory catfish, cherry barbs, guppies, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies