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post #1 of 9 Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
Is this an aquatic plant?

Hello everyone, I recently bought some plants from pet-smart that were labeled Water wisteria. They were in display tanks so i think they are for sure water wisteria. I just want to make sure i didn't buy one of those terrarium plants from them. Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-15-2012, 10:23 PM
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Wisteria is an aquatic plant. Those look like they are in emersed form. They should in time form different leaves now that they are under water.

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-15-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
Alrighty thanks Boredomb!! Will they they lose their current leaves and grow the new ones?
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-16-2012, 08:08 AM
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Alrighty thanks Boredomb!! Will they they lose their current leaves and grow the new ones?
Eventually, stem plants usually lose leaves from the bottom up.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-16-2012, 09:17 AM
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Hello everyone, I recently bought some plants from pet-smart that were labeled Water wisteria. They were in display tanks so i think they are for sure water wisteria. I just want to make sure i didn't buy one of those terrarium plants from them. Thanks.
With enough light the leaves will turn into lacy finger like leaves. I started with 2 or 3 stems from Petsmart and 12-16 weeks later my tank is so full of Wisteria I had to start a plant tank to keep from having to throw them away. They love bright light. Clipping in half and replanting will fill your tank so I have started letting them grow up and across the top.

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-16-2012, 11:28 AM
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Read our profile, it contains a photo of the submersed form and the emersed form so you can see both. Plus the data.

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-16-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Alright, thanks guys. Another problem im having is keeping the stems in the gravel. How can i go about anchoring them into the substrate?
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-16-2012, 08:16 PM
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if your having trouble anchoring them into the gravel putting pebbles around the stem helps secure them more
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Alright, thanks guys. Another problem im having is keeping the stems in the gravel. How can i go about anchoring them into the substrate?
This is the joy of stem plants!

Eventually they will grow roots that anchor themselves pretty solidly. But until then..... it can be quite the adventure to keep them put ;)
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