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nat72sherman 06-11-2012 05:36 AM

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.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/at...4&d=1339400503

Geomancer 06-11-2012 07:43 AM

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.

Byron 06-11-2012 05:30 PM

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.

Byron.

fish monger 06-11-2012 07:23 PM

They're mondo grass alright. Mine are just now going south after 6 months.


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