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V1ad 06-16-2010 08:13 PM

Help me ID these plants please
Hey guys, I just bought some aquarium plants, but I'm not sure how to plant each, because I know for instance that Java fern needs to be tied to a wood not planted, so I don't want to make a mistake with the rest of the plants. So please help me identify the pictured plants:


I can see Java fern here, the rest is mystery for me :D


3. Same kind, but what are they?


Austin 06-16-2010 09:14 PM

4th looks like dwarf saggitaria and 3rd looks maybe like a crypt but idk best I can give ya. :p

V1ad 06-16-2010 09:16 PM

Thanks Austin! That lit some light in to the mystery.

eileen 06-16-2010 09:37 PM

1. is a Java fern that you already knew. You can divide this by cutting the rhizone with a sharp pair of scissors. each division should have at least two or three well-developed leaves, as well as a good root system. ( Low light plant) You can attach this to rocks or some aquatic driftwood with java moss or with clear fishing line. I stuffed some in a shell and it is growing well.

2. looks like a wisteria but I could be wrong. Google wisteria and see if this looks like it.

3. Looks like a Cryptocoryne species (good low light plant)

4. looks like Vallisneria or dwarf sagittaria the val will grow taller and the dwarf sagittaria should stay small. also a good low light plant

Austin 06-16-2010 09:45 PM

Pretty sure that's not wisteria... looks like some kind of aquatic fern to me.

eileen 06-16-2010 09:52 PM

Here are some pictures of mine
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I posted picture of the Java fern in a shell, crypt, and dwarf sagittaria, wisteria not in that order.

Austin 06-16-2010 10:39 PM

Oh, you said you wanted to know their identities so you knew how to plant them. The 3rd and 4th are definitely going to need to be planted in the substrate. Not sure about 2nd but I'm guessing so as well.

V1ad 06-17-2010 09:42 AM

Thanks guys! One more plant needs to be IDed. Is this a Java fern?

Byron 06-17-2010 11:01 AM

No. 2 is not Wisteria, I agree the leaves look similar, but not that root system and Crown. It looks like a species of Ceratopteris that has been grown planted in the substrate. Ceratopteris is best floating, but it can be grown planted.

No. 3 I would agree is probably a crypt. Cryptocoryne parva possibly.

No. 4 could be Sagittaria or or Echinodorus tenellus. My E. tenellus and Sagittaria look identical (except Sagittaria is taller, but that is just the species), and both look like this plant. I'd not think Vallisneria for this one.


V1ad 06-17-2010 11:45 AM

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