02-16-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jdiaz
Mine is sort of like the one in the picture but the thing is the leaves don't look similar and the white roots are longer but there is less, unlike the one in the picture.
You have to remember that plants grown under different light, with different nutrients, and sometimes with different water parameters, can appear differently. The main thing to look for when trying to identify a plant is the basic structure. Stems, nodes, leaf whorls, alternating or opposite leaves, leaf shape, etc. Of course, the flowers are frequently the only absolute identifying criteria, especially with some close species, but we don't need to go that far here.