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Old 02-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
 
Question Questions about lobelia cardinalis (small form lobelia)

6 days ago I put lobelia cardinalis into both of my tanks. Since then it has melted with no growth in either tank (one is high light the other low). I am unfamiliar with the plant. I have seen it in many tanks online and am assuming it is aquatic. But I am starting to question that now. My questions are: Is this plant aquatic? Does lobelia typically melt then recover later? If so, how long does that take? Does it propgate like a stem plant? What are its ideal conditions?

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Old 02-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
 
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I'm pretty sure it's a terrestrial plant that only survives under water if it gets enough CO2, ferts, and light.

Some plants are just like that. :/
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:58 AM   #3
 
Ah :( I figured and feared as much. Thank you redchigh. I will pull it and see if I can grow it outside. No point in trashing it :)
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
 
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Yes, I have Lobelia cardinalis in my garden, it is not an aquatic plant. It also like sun, so don't plant it in shade.

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