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Wet Leaves and Dry Leaves (was: Submergent/emergent)
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Wet Leaves and Dry Leaves (was: Submergent/emergent)
- From: James Folsom <hymy at arches_uga.edu>
- Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 15:07:58 -0500
- References: <200303141156.h2EBuo6N009405 at otter_actwin.com>
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>last summer, I planted an Ozelot sword submerged in a pot of water
>outside. It actually produces at least 2 different submergent leaves.
>One under the fluorescent lighting in the aquarium, and another in full
>sunlight. I believe it too stopped producing submergent leaves once it
>had emergent leaves. But it didn't produce leaves that came up out of
>the water, they just floated, more like lilly pads.
>I planted one of the plantlets in a pot, with no standing water, and put
>it in a sunny windowsill, it grows a leaf type very similar to the
>bright sunlight submergent leaf, only a little stiffer. It's blooming too.
Thought I'd post a picture of that emergent ozelot sword, now that it's
started a blooming cycle. It's also producing a much sturdier emergent
leaf since I posted the original message. The two different leaf types
show in the picture.