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stephenhelsel 02-08-2013 08:53 PM

mystery plant?
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The tag on this plant said it was water wisteria but when I google it the plant yhat came up looked totally different. Any ideas?

Boredomb 02-08-2013 09:33 PM

Its possible its still Wisteria as the leaves can look different under different types of light intensity. Plus the plant can grow emersed and then the leaves loom totally different. To me it does look like the emersed form of Wisteria.
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ao 02-08-2013 09:34 PM

:) it's water wisteria in its emmersed form. the new leaves will look like those you see in the google results ;)

hope you'll enjoy the new plant! wisteria is a very beautiful plant :D

stephenhelsel 02-08-2013 09:45 PM

Cool thanks for the thoughts. I get worried when I buy from stores like petco and petsmart seeing how they they sell plants that arent supposed to be fully submerged and such.

stephenhelsel 02-08-2013 09:59 PM

Also when you buy plants and they come in the pots should u keep them in or remove them?

VerdantGrotto 02-08-2013 10:51 PM

I prefer to remove them from the pot as this will allow the root system to stretch out into the substrate for nutrients. However, I don't believe it is ultimately necessary because aquatic plants acquire some of their sustenance from the water column. Also, the bacterial cultures and other harmful entities could live in the encased pot and contaminate your water. I'm not entirely certain this is fact but I like to err on the side of caution. If it was up to me , unless it has some sort of cosmetic value to you I would remove the pots and plant them accordingly. I'm no expert though... Just my opinion:-).

ao 02-08-2013 11:03 PM

I would remove it if it's some kind of rosette plant as the stuff is impossible to take apart when the roots are well erablished...Also I'd take anubias out as well as the rhizome tends to rot in the pot.

stephenhelsel 02-08-2013 11:28 PM

Cool. Water change this weekend. Will remove then and get them fully settled into their home.

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