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I believe I have the umbellatta version of this plant in my 75 gal.
aquarium. I collected it from a "bar ditch" in southern Louisiana during a
This plant can grow rapidly, and sends leaves to the surface of my tank
very quickly. Once the leaves reach the surface, the stem does not stop
growing, so I wind up with a tangled mess. It seems to prefer a nutrient
rich substrate, although it grows just fine in my gravel. It also requires
a LOT of light.
Propagation is by dividing the root system. Once cut, it takes a while for
the runner to begin growing from the cut end, but uncut ends continue
almost unabated. Most growth is in a straight line, although occasionally
the runners will branch.
It is a very nice plant, although probably better suited to a pond than an
dguynn at nwol_net
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