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post #1 of 4 Old 06-11-2012, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Plant id please

My dad just got these plants from Petco. Are they aquatic? I read that most plants in those tube at petco/petsmart is not. I dont have the name to these.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-11-2012, 06:43 AM
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Looks like Mondo Grass probably, which is not truly aquatic.

You can keep it while it's green, but once it starts to deteriorate pull it out.
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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Agree. Interestingly, although a terrestrial plant, this Mondo Grass or Fountain Plant (Ophiopogon japonicus to give it the scientific name) does sometimes do quite well submersed, for a year or more. Just keep an eye on it.

Did you want the rear plants ID too? They are aquatic.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-11-2012, 06:23 PM
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They're mondo grass alright. Mine are just now going south after 6 months.

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