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[APD] RE: Blyxa japonica and aubertii

I've just bought some (supposedly) B. Japonica and it's about 3-4 inches
tall. I've since discovered looking on the web that it is very difficult to
grow, needing intense light and C02. This could be a problem as I have no
C02 and only two T8 lights! Has anyone grown it under these conditions or am
I about to witness it's disintegration? I do have soil under my sand and add
liquid fertilizer occasionally.


> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 02:00:08 -0800 (PST)
> From: Cavan <millsman7 at yahoo_com>
> Subject: [APD] Re: Blyxa japonica and aubertii
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> "Which is shorter: Blyxa japonica or Blyxa aubertii?"
> B. japonica is about 3-4 inches tall and aubertii up
> to about 16 inches or so (can be 8 inches wide at the
> base).  
> "Tropica describes Blyxa japonica's growth habit to be
> similar to stem plants,
> growing quite tall, while Blyxa aubertii forms
> rosettes.  Is this accurate?"
> B. japonica is sort of a rosette of rosettes, if that
> makes any sense.  You can pinch off the side ones it
> grows and plant them when they've grown roots.  It
> does fine once it gets going but is very unforgiving
> when it comes to mistakes (neglect, blackouts, etc). 
> Flowered under water one time for me.      
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