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Calmwaters 10-15-2010 12:23 PM

Water Lettuce?
I bought a bunch of plants of ebay a couple weeks ago and this was one of the plants that came with it but what I got was no where near as nice as what dbriggs has for sell in the classified section. There are no roots hanging down like in his/her pictures. Do you think the roots will grow? Right now it just looks like leaves floating in the tank.

Cornelius1208 10-15-2010 12:52 PM

I'm sure your roots will take off with the right lighting and nutrients. Hopefully it'll recover, sometimes shipping has that effect on plants. I'd say just give it time. =)

SinCrisis 10-15-2010 01:19 PM

i had bought some frogbit last week and when they came there was no roots, but now i see them growing back rapidly. The seller said that floating plants tend to lose their roots if temperatures get to the extremes during shipping. I think water lettuce should be similar.

Calmwaters 10-15-2010 01:35 PM

Ok thanks you guys I am hopeing it will because I like the way it looks in pictures I have seen with the little roots hanging down.

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