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Re: Help with plant ID
- To: Aquatic-plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Help with plant ID
- From: "Rachel Sandage" <rachelsor at hotmail_com>
- Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 16:00:51 -0700
Willow hygro does change its colors depending on nutrients and light levels.
It grows with the red/tan highlights in my low-light, low nutrient tank, and
all green in my high light, high nutrient tank (where almost nothing shows
any red color at all). As far as leaves growing from lower nodes, it looks
like there were some there before you got the plant, but they were removed -
probably because they were old and ratty. In my tanks I find that I need to
uproot the plants and cut off the bottom fairly often, since the old leaves
do die off leaving the bare sticks you have on your plants.
If the plant is really willow hygro, the stuff you have looks like submersed
growth. Mine grows like crazy in my 29G low-light tank with plain old
gravel. I now add fertilizer and CO2 to that tank, but I didn't at first,
and it grew reall well on just Flourish Excel (carbon supplement) - but it
needed the Excel.
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