> From: WORKINGSW at aol_com
> Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 14:37:28 -0400
> Subject: Re: Sources for pennywort/ID questions
> >>Secondly, I bought a plant IDed at the store as "Pusillia sp."
> plant with grasslike leaves about 3-5 mm across and 40-50 mm lon
> know what it might be?<<
> My bet would be Acorus gramineus v. pusillus. This is not a tru
> though some folks have luck with it for a while... prefers coole
> looks great in terrestrial bonsai plantings & would probably be
> palludarium. If you end up liking it, the cheapest way to buy m
> regular plant nursury - just be sure to root prune it hard befor
> it lest ye get stinking mass o' rotting roots.
I have had the same Acorus plant in my aquarium for 4 years now.
It has increased steadily, and I have given pieces to other
aquarists. It has done equally well for them, with or without CO2
or high lighting. The tank I keep it in is about 76F. Oh, BTW,
at one point, after hearing that it did better emersed, I took a
division and tried to grow it on the window sill. Even under
plastic to keep the humidity up, it never did as well as in the
tank. I finally gave it to a friend who put it in his tank, and
two years later it is still doing great.
I'm not sure which sp./variety it is that I'm keeping, but it is
small, so I suspect that it is pusillus.
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.