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[APD] Re:Repost about hornowrt
About a month ago, I purchased some hornwort from a petshop. It was
quite dark green and the "fronds"/leaves were quite stiff projecting out
from the stem. Previously, I have bought hornwort, but it was soft and
eventually died out. (That was before I got the hair algae under
control). These new plants have been growing in my 10 gallon, but the
new growth is a lighter green and is not stiff like on what I bought.
Because growth is soft, I fear that eventually it will also eventually
die out. Why won't it grow in the stiff form?
My guess is that the "stiff"growth was produced in full sun before
the plant was harvested and sent to your fish store. The new growth
you are getting is much more flexible with the internodes much
further apart because the plant is in dimmer light. There is no
reason why it should die if it is growing, now. Probably your other
plants died because conditions got bad for them somehow.
Paul Krombholz in sunny central Mississippi
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