How does elodea densa(waterweed) reprodude

Punjabiking1500

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Guys have 1 stem of waterweed left in my planted bowl
Wanted to know how toh plat reproduces
So that I can have many growing stems
Tell me if you guys want pics
 

FJB

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At least three ways:
1- Fragmentation. Pieces that break off continue to grow, either but producing roots or not
2- The mother plant sends runners that eventually break off or produce roots
3- Sexually. "Elodea" (Elodea, Anacharis and simillar) are flowering plants and do produce male and female gametes.

Methods 1-2 are by far the most common and easiest. Method 3 is a capability, but not frequently exploited by the plant.
 

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The way I propagate it is to cut the top off a few inches down.
Then place the top in a good location, it will continue to grow.
The original stem will then send a new stem out at the cut location (sometimes multiple stems).
I just repeat this process once the stems have grown.
 

Punjabiking1500

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Thank you for replies everyone 😊
 
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