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    Can anyone give me an estimated period for how long it will take for Rotala rotundifolia to take root? I planted a bunch in my 10 gallon today. The parameters or 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 20 nitrates(waterchange tomorrow), 75 degrees, 3dkH, 2 dgH, I have root tabs in, I dose Flourish Comprehensive once a week and Flourish Trace every two weeks, lastly I have a 15 watt Lifeglo 6700k bulb on the tank.
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    Stem plants are quick to send out roots. But I've never actually timed this, so can't be more specific than saying within a week or two you should have decent roots. Don't know what fish you have in this tank, but make sure you bury sufficient stem with several nodes (remove the leaves) so the plant is anchored. The roots grow out from the nodes, same as leaves, along the stem. Some stem plants send out roots from every node, others tend to amass them in the substrate.

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    I didn't pluck the leaves off the buried stems.. Hopefully that's alright. I made sure they were sufficiently buried though. The fist are just a pair of apistos, otos, and Dwarf Pencilfish so there's no problem with them getting torn from the substrate. Hopefully in a week or two they'll be rooted in as you said.
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