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This isnt wisteria, what is it?

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This isnt wisteria, what is it?
Old 03-18-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
 
This isnt wisteria, what is it?

I bought this plant today from a great LP/FS, and the sales person was very knowledgeable. However, it doesnt look like water wisteria like she said after I looked at it, at least to my knowledge. (And I dont know a whole lot about it!)

What is this?

If it isnt Wisteria, what is it, and what is the level of care needed? I keep a low-maintenance tank, with some fertilizer and adequate amounts of light to keep annubias, anarchis, and java fern happy.

If it is Wisteria, which specific type?

It just seems to pine-y to me!

(Came in a cluster, all that- just wanted to focus on the pine-y things, ha!)

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
 
Is this, perhaps, green cabomba? I hope not, my betta tank is too warm usually for it. Sadness!
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
 
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It's hornwort. (which looks a bit loke cabomba- cabomba feels softer though, and has a more delicate look)



I never really had good luck with that plant except for when I gave up on it and left it float.
Also, many stem plants will root... some more than others, but hornwort doesn't EVER root for me.

I treated it like a rhizome and it did OKAY, just tie ot to some driftwood or a rock, or leave it floating. It's a great oxygenator and water filter though...
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
 
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Yep, I think its hornwort too. I had some in my 29G for a while, it grew well but it required constant trimming/replanting.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
 
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I was going to guess hornwort or green cabomba. I used to try to bury them in the substrate but the parts under the substrate would just rot and the plants would never flourish. They grow waaaaaaay better in my tanks now that I leave them floating. I honestly have trouble telling the difference between them without comparing them side by side. I have found that hornwort seems to be more sparse/spindly looking whereas cabomba is thicker/fuller.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:29 PM   #6
 
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t hornwort doesn't EVER root for me.
I dont think hornwort roots at all. The plant is designed to just grow, it absorbs nutrients through its leaves so in essence, the entire plant is a root.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
 
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well, technically you're right. The plant does not have 'roots', per se.

In high light, it has been known to grow modified leaves that will anchor it down though. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.
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