My 30-gallon tank has several species of Echinodorus, most of which are admittedly rather large for the space. I have an Echinodorus 'Rose' amongst them. In the past, I have attempted to control the size by trimming leaves, cutting roots, not fertilizing the substrate, etc.
This plant is defying my efforts. I'm scared.
The E. 'rose' is not producing new leaves from the center of the rosette. It's as though it's given up there. Instead, it is creating new plants all along its fleshy rhizome. This thing is thick, at least six inches long away from the mother plant, and an inch wide and deep. Suddenly it sprouts 20 leaves, and the mother plant stops growing.
Anyone else have this happen? Or is it completely normal and I'm a nube?