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    I have an anubias that has a rhizome that is roughly 3 inches (75mm) long. It seems to only produce new growth from one side of the rhizome. It got me wondering if this is how it grows? The "old" side of the plant only has two leaves on it, and the severum must have been mad that they were covering his cave and took some bites out of them. If this side is never going to grow new growth I thought about cutting the rhizome in half and seeing if I could get it to grow from the fresh cut. Any thoughts?
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    Mine tend to just grow in one direction, but I have heard from many others that if you make small cuts (about halfway through the rhizome) new growth will start coming out of the cuts. I'm not sure if this applies to completely cutting through the rhizome, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    Mine tend to just grow in one direction, but I have heard from many others that if you make small cuts (about halfway through the rhizome) new growth will start coming out of the cuts. I'm not sure if this applies to completely cutting through the rhizome, though.
    I could try that instead. I would just like to have growth on both sides since the rhizome is so long.

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    Oh it’ll keep growing as long as you have it haha

    A dark photo, but you can see how one of my anubias is over a foot long and no signs of stopping. Just keeps stretching out even with nothing underneath to support it lol Maybe seven or so inches are circled, but it actually goes all the way to the right edge of the photo, where it was originally attached to a piece of driftwood that has been swallowed up by all the plants.

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    Oh it’ll keep growing as long as you have it haha

    A dark photo, but you can see how one of my anubias is over a foot long and no signs of stopping. Just keeps stretching out even with nothing underneath to support it lol Maybe seven or so inches are circled, but it actually goes all the way to the right edge of the photo, where it was originally attached to a piece of driftwood that has been swallowed up by all the plants.

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    That's pretty cool looking! I like how compact the leaves are growing on that. Thanks for the picture.

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    Java fern is the same way, seems to grow from one end for me as well

    I just threw away another big piece, maybe a foot long, from my 40B...cleared up some room in the back of the tank
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    Java fern is the same way, seems to grow from one end for me as well

    I just threw away another big piece, maybe a foot long, from my 40B...cleared up some room in the back of the tank
    Wow that's a lot of Java Fern! I can't get mine to grow at all.

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    The tank they came from was my 40B, it has pretty much an out-of-control jungle, the JF had to compete with crypts and vals, so the big pieces I've removed only had leaves spread out along the rhizome where they could pop up amongst the other stuff

    I'll see if I can find a recent pic
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    Here's a piece I pulled and tossed 3 weeks ago...can you tell from which end the original piece of rhizome is, and which end the new growth was happening?.....hint: the original end became engulfed in other plants, limiting the light that reached it, while the new growth end found lighting unobscured

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    How long did it take to grow that big? And I'm going to say the right side is the old growth lol

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