How to get new plants from existing plants?
So, how do you know when to trim plants/take cuttings?
I've just started a brand-new 10g planted, no fish, just strictly for plants because I'd like to get them nice and big before they go into the tanks and this gives them a chance to get to that point before my obnoxious pond snails can get at them in the fish tanks.
I currently have some plants in all the tanks, and they hold their own, but they don't get much bigger...due, in part I believe, to the pond snails eating on the new growth.
So, I'd like to get these to grow...and I'm also interested in furthering them? Not sure what to call it, I'd like to be able to take cuttings/new shoots and separate them out into their own plants.
Currently growing some microsword, ludwigia, water sprite, horn wort, aqua fern, and peacock fern...and something that I don't know the name of.
Any instructions on *how* to do this? I'm a relative nubie to plants...I've bought them and kept them alive in my tanks, but they just hold their own and don't really do much beyond that. ;) This is the next step, but I'm pretty clueless. I've got an airstone in, using flourish (since no fish debris to feed the plants), and using 12 on/12 off lights.
Help is appreciated! :)