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Growing Plants Flooted In Water (green Roots)

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Diaa Khalifa, May 19, 2020.

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    Hello,
    Plant roots that are exposed to water and light will turn into green color and become tough. lets say its uprooted "hydrocotyle" or the lfs just keeping them flooted.
    Is it ok to buy a plant looks like that? and whats the difference if it was normal plant white root and been planted in a substrate
     
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    Some plants get to do that, where they have roots exposed to light turn green. They make use of the tissue there to do some photosynthesis.

    You can plant them without any issues in the substrate. No special treatment is needed.

    Some plants like Anubias and Bucephalandra have a rhizome which is a thick green part from which roots and leaves come from. This should be above the substrate or attached to the wood.
     
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    what about if after the roots turned into green. then planted in dirt. these green roots will absorb nutrients normally or they will rot

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    I'm not quite sure but if I were to guess there would be higher absorption rates on new root growth that has finer root hairs. The older roots would likely be kept around or reused by the plant
     
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