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Tissue Culture Plants

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Wendy1B, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Wendy1B

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    How long can tissue culture plants be kept in their containers? I want to buy a few each from 3 different online vendors, but coordinating arrival dates seems to be impossible, and I'd like to have all of them on hand on my planting day.
     
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    Depends on its existing condition. I have had some which I had for 2 weeks and some which started going south within a week. Both were tropica. I think ones that don't last long are ones that have already spent some time on the shelf or have had people open lids at stores etc.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I got some cultures from AFA, they told me to just keep it in a cool place until i'm ready. Ended up taking 5 days before I even messed with it and just then saw the culture start to yellow slightly.
     
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    Tissue culture plants are very tiny little plants when you buy them, so planting them is not at all like planting water grown plants. I bought a couple of packages of them and found that I was not able to plant them in a water filled tank. I just tossed them. I can see using them in dry started tanks, but not in established planted tanks.
     
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    I've had good success with tissue culture plants in my water filled tank. I planted Pogo erectus, Proserpinaca palustris and Hygrophila araguiaia about 3 weeks ago and all are doing great.

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    I have never received a TC successfully, they have all arrived dead :p sadly.
     
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    I love TC and is my go-to. I have used a lot of TC plants and always had success. You should not buy and because they don't last long on shelfs. Only ones that last are moss.
    I bought a peacock moss 3 months ago and I still haven't used it and it's still not dead.
     
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    I'm feeling pretty lucky to be right by AFA just about now, always able to go in and pick out fresh ones
     
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