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Githianki 12-27-2012 04:56 PM

Plant ID help
 
Could someone give me some info on these plants? LFS didn't have them marked.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps61478196.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...psb92d33d7.jpg

Nilet699 12-27-2012 05:26 PM

They are green and tall. And if not planted they float.

Honestly though no idea, but I'll be sure to find out as I like the look of them!

Byron 12-27-2012 06:03 PM

Photo 1 is probably Alternanthera reineckii. Click the shaded name for our profile with photos; as noted therein, there are 3 colour forms.

Photo 2 is likely a Bacopa species. We don't have any of these in our profiles yet.

Byron.

Nilet699 12-28-2012 05:14 AM

I have a bacopa compacta currently and it does look very similar structurally now that you've said it Byron.

Githianki 12-30-2012 05:51 PM

Safe to plant in bunches like it came? Or better off spreading it out a bit when pushing it in the substrate?

jentralala 12-30-2012 06:04 PM

Wow, your LFS has some gorgeous plants! All 3 of my LFS have the nastiest plants. Lucky ;)

Byron 12-30-2012 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Githianki (Post 1369480)
Safe to plant in bunches like it came? Or better off spreading it out a bit when pushing it in the substrate?

It is better to remove the band and plant the stems individually. Just an inch or two apart. This allows for light to reach the lower leaves and they are less likely to die off. Some stem plants can be bunched in perhaps 3 or 4 stems and it is a better effect, but I wouldn't with these.

fishkid 12-31-2012 10:13 AM

First one looks more like Limnophila aromatica to me.

Githianki 12-31-2012 11:11 AM

Thanks for the info!


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