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post #1 of 16 Old 06-09-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Sleeping Beauty - Rotala wallichii

One of the plants that I have that obiviously display the circadian rhythm, the Rotala wallichii, a sleeping beauty


This was taken at night...


...And this is during the day

A beautiful background plant, if planted well

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-09-2010, 11:01 AM
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woowww!!!!

that is a beautiful plant? does it require the same lighting/fert requirements as the other rotalas??

I might need to get some of them!

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that's so cool!! I love how they open up during the day.
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post #4 of 16 Old 06-09-2010, 11:55 AM
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My Rotala Indica closes up at night, or when it has had enough light too. :) But wow those are beautiful!

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woowww!!!!

that is a beautiful plant? does it require the same lighting/fert requirements as the other rotalas??

I might need to get some of them!
Hi Johnny, I would say medium lighting, if it's not enough lights, it will not turn red ...ferts, yeah I guess, more or less the same...lolz, my ferting is unsual, so I don't really know how to advice you on that ...sorry

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that's so cool!! I love how they open up during the day.
Lookin at this plant behaviour, always reminds me of the morning glory

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My Rotala Indica closes up at night, or when it has had enough light too. :) But wow those are beautiful!
Yeap...same as this one, it close up at night, even when I on the lights, it fails to open. And in the day, when I off the lights, they still remain open....
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post #6 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 12:12 AM
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Great pics. Thanks for posting.

I'd like to hear about your unusual ferting. Tell me more!

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post #7 of 16 Old 06-11-2010, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Great pics. Thanks for posting.

I'd like to hear about your unusual ferting. Tell me more!
Hi Aunt kymmie :D
haha, actually it's unusual because I use gardening fertilizer :D
Until today still I haven't figure out how much is enough, but just gut feeling :)
But for the case in the rotala, no ferting because I use potting soil as substrate, so ferting won't be that soon :D
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Wonder if i can get some of those here in south africa

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post #9 of 16 Old 06-11-2010, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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Wonder if i can get some of those here in south africa
Hello Hobo, how's the world cup goin on there?
I think you can get this kind of plant there, it's quite common, I mean it's not a new species, it's been in the trade for a long time :D
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post #10 of 16 Old 06-11-2010, 04:54 AM
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hahaha the world cup goin crazy down here. locals are going crazy with their vuvuzelas ( a plastic kinda trumpet thing that annoys the crap out of everybody)...
I will have a look around for some of those plants. Alot has been blacklisted down here due to invasion ie: hydrilla, elodea, hornwort etc etc

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