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Re: [APD] another water sprite variety
Sounds like pteroides!
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008, REDRAGON40 at aol_com wrote:
> At the AGA convention a couple of years ago, I purchased a water sprite that
> was very large leaved. The individual leaves were about 4 to 5 inches long
> and three inches wide. The base of each leaf was puffy and spongy, not
> unlike some water lettuce leaves can be. This was definitely not submersible. It
> was a floating rosette. I had it in an old established 10 gallon tank
> floating about 5 inches above the rich mulmy substrate. Kasselman's book had said
> it liked floating in shallow water over mud and was very difficult to grow as
> an aquarium plant. I had the tank mostly covered with glass to keep up the
> humidity. It rewarded me with incredibly fast emersed growth of dense
> branching antlerlike leaves, filling the entire air space almost up to the glass.
> Then, for no apparent reason, several months later, it Started to rot away
> and eventually dissolved into mush. I would love to try it again sometme,
> over mud, (if I ever see it for sale again).
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