gardenman Posted January 6, 2022 Share Posted January 6, 2022 I just got some new plants, Crypt Lutea and Aponogeton Crispus. The Crypt is gorgeous. A near perfect plant. The Aponogeton, eh, not so much. I'm hopeful it's in mid-melt but it came with very little top growth and only about a quarter-inch long roots. (A quarter inch long may be overly optimistic even.) It's a very sad-looking little plant. So, it goes into the plant ICU. There aren't enough roots to hold it in the soil with any fish interaction at all, so I made it a little in-aquarium greenhouse out of a couple of 16.9 oz plastic bottles. Aponogetons are a bulb plant and there's no bulb. There are barely any roots. I put an inch of used flourite in the bottom of the bottle. (Aponogetons like a rich soil.) Punched a few small holes in the side of the bottle for minimal water flow. Cut the second bottle into a sleeve to extend it above the waterline, and the plant is now resting comfortably under my best lights in its little greenhouse. We'll see what happens. God willing, it'll take off and grow like a weed. I'm giving it the best possible chance. I'm not wildly optimistic though. It's a pretty sad-looking plant right now. But it's alive and has a chance. We'll see what happens. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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