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subaruSVX 02-26-2008 07:17 PM

Noob question I have a flowering plant
hello i have a 29 gallon with iron substrate and no CO2 at the moment and recently when i reduced my light cycle because i was treating my tanks blue green algee problem with some meds and one of my plants thats name i do not know shot a runner of some kind out and then yesterday it grew a flower! so how did i do this? and can some one tell me what kind of plant i have...

this is my tank: the flowering plant is in the back left
this is the plant it grows from a bulb
this is the flower

fish_4_all 02-26-2008 08:07 PM

Right off it looked like an anubais flower but the stalk was too long. It could be a flower from some species of Aponogeton. Do you know if the plant is growing from a bulb or not?

Also, it is the plant with the long ruffled leaves right?

fish_4_all 02-26-2008 08:19 PM

After finding this site I would say it is for sure an aponogeton. It gives some good info if you want to get baby plants from the flowers. If you don't then remove the flower stalk immediately or it may die off and not come back.

subaruSVX 02-26-2008 09:11 PM

So how do i know when to brush the flowers and what does having fish do with the spores?

herefishy 02-26-2008 09:30 PM

It is an Apondogen. Probaby A. barterii.

fish_4_all 02-27-2008 12:47 PM

I am pretty sure you would use the brush on them when you can see the pistol and stamen of the flower. They are the parts that you would see pollen on, usually orange or yellowish.

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