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Re: Madagascar lace plant
How do you keep your plants . . . conditions, potted, water parameters
(including temp) & substrate?
AAG carries a lace plant, they call Aponogeton fenestralis. Teepot's
Aquarium Plants lists a few different plants, all listed as Madagascariensis,
but different varieties. The difference mainly seems to be the width/shape of
the leaf itself. Plant size is not given.
I'm wondering mainly whether one could obtain this plant through m/o and
expect it to survive . . .
> It is currently in style to lump all the madagascar lace plants together
> into one species, Aponogeton madagascariensis, but there is one variety
> that is quite different from the others. It is a lot bigger, and its
> leaves are longer and narrower. It has pink flowers with five spikes,
> instead of the two spikes of other varieties. In addition, it does not
> self-fertilize, whereas the other varieties I have had experience with
> easily self-fertilize. The flowers have stems that are 1.5 to 2.0 cm in
> diameter. When I had a plant of this speices, which Muhlberg, in The
> Complete Guide to Water Plants, classifies as Aponogeton guillotii, it got
> too large for my 75 gallon aquarium.