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Andarial 08-07-2011 11:28 PM

Unidentified plant
I just bought a plant that I swore was dwarf baby tears, but when I looked it up I realized it was way too red, so I am wondering what it is. Right now it's floating trying to get some roots on it, but until I get an actual pic of it I will just describe it. The pic will come tomorrow probably, it's red and green with small round leaves. I'm pretty sure it's a stem plant that's supposed to be rooted, it is small and thin. This is the best description I can come up with right now, anything else will be provided if you ask, and I promise a pic tomorrow. Also there are some new plants in my tank so new pics of that will be up soon.

Thank you for any ideas

Byron 08-08-2011 10:31 AM

We will need a photo.;-) Plants with small round leaves that are reddish is too vague.

Andarial 08-08-2011 01:21 PM

XD thought so lol, I finally found my camera and got a pic. So here are a few,

I find it really quite pretty, but sometimes I wonder if this isn't the natural color for it? IS that possible?

Jbrofish8 08-08-2011 01:56 PM

That looks like ludwigia. Broad leaf ludwigia maybe
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fishkid 08-08-2011 04:44 PM

That's definitely a Ludwigia. Most likely L. repens.

Byron 08-08-2011 05:03 PM

I agree, it is Ludwigia. And probably Ludwigia repens, the most commonly-available species. You can read more about it in our profile, click on the shaded name to see it. It will explain the colouration and provide guidance for care. This stem plant would be better planted, with the cut ends of the stems in the substrate.


Andarial 08-09-2011 01:50 PM

Ahhhh, ok I will plant it today guys ^^ I am taking more pictures of my new plants so it should look much better with it planted.

Thank you all <3

Love Andee

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