View Full Version : Stem Plants Covered in Roots

12-05-2009, 03:00 PM
All my stem plants are growing roots at each joint. I'm sure this isn't uncommon, but can anyone tell me the cause? Is there a way to stop it?

12-05-2009, 05:29 PM
That is normal and it is how they get there nutrients from the water column.Even if you have a rich substrate they will do this.I always rather liked the looks of it.Ludwigia really puts them out.

Lady Hobbs
12-05-2009, 05:31 PM
Hypro does, too. All over the place. Makes it easy to take cuttings and start new ones.

12-05-2009, 10:53 PM
You can remove them if they bother you.

12-05-2009, 10:57 PM
You can remove them if they bother you.
They will grow back very quickly,waste of time really.

12-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Thanks guys...I thought that was the case ... just wanted to make sure

Wild Turkey
12-06-2009, 05:45 PM
Its also how lots of stem plants propagate, they grow new roots and stems in the sections that are somewhat lateral