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Re:Those darn red plants (attempt #2)
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re:Those darn red plants (attempt #2)
- From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
- Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 22:04:30 -0600
- In-reply-to: <200302241048.h1OAmvqH023364 at otter_actwin.com>
- References: <200302241048.h1OAmvqH023364 at otter_actwin.com>
Dear Joe Reiter,
The red plant shown is Alternanthera sessilis, and it doesn't belong
underwater. the leaves will drop off, just as they are doing, and
the stems will grow very slowly until they get to the water surface,
and then they will be able to grow leaves again. The plant can not
produce leaves underwater. The only thing you can do to help them
out is get them into a terrarium.
If you can, get a red variety of Alternanthera reineckii, which does
just fine underwater, or Ludwigia glandulosa.
Paul Krombholz in soggy central Mississippi, missing out on some
freezing rain predicted for the northwest counties.