Echinodorus rose - flowering

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    On thursday night while feeding my fish I noticed that the big Echinodorus rose i have was making yet another new leaf.
    Imagine my surprise when I got home on Friday night fed the fish and spotted this:

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    This was taken at about 6:30 on friday evening

    Later that evening about 9pm

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    Sunday Morning

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    unfortunately the flower started getting too close to the light and is not in the best condition anymore. Pity the tank has a canopy it would have been nice to see it develop all the way.
     
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    WOW!! now that looks awesome Gawie, realy cool that you got to photo document it :thumb:
     
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    Hi!!

    AWSOME STUFF!!!

    I had that on my swords aswell but it was just plane green in color....Isnt it more a seed stem than a flower?
     
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    Yes youre right Jac it is more of a seed stem, so I guess flowering is not quite the right term to use here.
     
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    The coloring on yours give it a flower look so lets call it a Flowerseed.HEHEHE
     
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    I guess then we would have to call a rose a seed stem too :p

    IME the stems produce flowers which die off after a while and then forms seed pods.
     
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    Confusing!
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinodorus

    Propagation is by division or by new plants developing on submerged flowering stems. :p

    But then again

     
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    Right to finalise the debate:

    It's a flower.

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    The interesting thing is that this flower stem is now more than 1m long the flower sites are spaced about 5 to 10cm apart, it kept on growing along the top of the canopy.
    The flower produced by the stem was usually to close to the light and therefore burnt a bit but this flower was perfect.
     
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    VERY NICE!!
     
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    And the Story goes on.

    I noticed the other day that two small leaves formed at the very tip of the flower stem.
    So I left it and look what happened.

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    Sprouting seeds!!!!Very nice!!
     

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