02-01-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by beetlebz
its not pot, if that makes you feel better LOL
im thinking it actually might be rotala. if you look at pictures of rotala indica, the old growth on the bottom of the plants in the pictures looks like what you have. otoh, ive never raised it personally, so ill probably get trumped here any minute!
Actually, it makes me feel worse. For a moment there, I was entertaining delusions of earning back some of the money I've been spending. [Disclaimer: The previous statement was intended as a joke and was in no way meant to reflect my actual intentions.]
So it seems that you understand my frustration here. I've been poring over countless pics of Rotala indica (and other non-hallucinogenic indica species) and haven't found anything that so closely represents what I have that I feel confident drawing a taxonomic conclusion. As you indicate, I've seen some that bare a resemblance, but many that look very different from my plant (at least to my untrained eye).
I'll be the first to condemn my actions. It serves me right for continuing to purchase unknown plant species and I deserve the frustration that comes with the uncertainty I brought upon myself. But in my defense, isn't it a damn fine looking plant? My hope is to figure out for certain what it is so that I can keep it that way!
Thanks to both of you for taking the time to share your opinions.