Just over a week ago I posted about my dying Amazon Sword Plant. I added pebbles into my tank to secure the roots of my plant, and this (I said) would be my last attempt in saving the plant.
I gave it a week.
The last four leaves died completely and yesterday I wanted to do my water change and completely remove the whole plant from the tank, roots and all.
Janine and I spent Thursday afternoon, going to different pet shops to try and find new aquatic plants but the pet shops only had fake plants. I wanted to get a new plant on Thursday so that I could replace my plant that Friday, but now i still have to find a plant.
So back to the water change I was doing yesterday...
as I was about to start the water changing process, I realized that my plant had a tiny new leaf beginning to grow!
This seems ridiculous as all the other leaves were dead by now.
At first I was so determined to get this plant to survive, but now I think the plant is the one who is determined!
I really don't think that this leaf will help the plant much, but I'll give it a chance. I cut off the last 3 dead leaves. I've left the half dead one because it still has a little chlorophyll that might help the baby leaf. I've neatened the left over cut stalks and trimmed them as much as I could.
Now my plant looks ridiculous:
So now I am watching this little leaf very carefully. If I see it begin to slightly go brown, or not grow any bigger, I will remove it straight away.
For now, yet again, all I can do is observe and wait.
Maybe this is a new beginning for the plant!