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post #1 of 9 Old 12-27-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Plant ID help

Could someone give me some info on these plants? LFS didn't have them marked.




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post #2 of 9 Old 12-27-2012, 04:26 PM
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They are green and tall. And if not planted they float.

Honestly though no idea, but I'll be sure to find out as I like the look of them!
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-27-2012, 05:03 PM
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Photo 1 is probably Alternanthera reineckii. Click the shaded name for our profile with photos; as noted therein, there are 3 colour forms.

Photo 2 is likely a Bacopa species. We don't have any of these in our profiles yet.

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post #4 of 9 Old 12-28-2012, 04:14 AM
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I have a bacopa compacta currently and it does look very similar structurally now that you've said it Byron.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-30-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Safe to plant in bunches like it came? Or better off spreading it out a bit when pushing it in the substrate?
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-30-2012, 05:04 PM
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Wow, your LFS has some gorgeous plants! All 3 of my LFS have the nastiest plants. Lucky ;)
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-30-2012, 05:49 PM
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Safe to plant in bunches like it came? Or better off spreading it out a bit when pushing it in the substrate?
It is better to remove the band and plant the stems individually. Just an inch or two apart. This allows for light to reach the lower leaves and they are less likely to die off. Some stem plants can be bunched in perhaps 3 or 4 stems and it is a better effect, but I wouldn't with these.

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-31-2012, 09:13 AM
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First one looks more like Limnophila aromatica to me.

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-31-2012, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info!
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