Rotala Leaves

> From: "Clayton L. Workman" <cworkman at quapaw_astate.edu>
> Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 00:39:49 -0500 (CDT)
> The plant had small roundish leaves when I got it.  It still has those 
> same leaves, but the new leaves (which are many) that have grown as the 
> plant has grown since I've had it are long, slender leaves - nothing like 
> the leaves that were grown on it already.
> Can anybody tell me why this is happening?  

The plant is probably Rotala rotundifolia and was most likely grown
emersed.  The long, slender leaves are the submersed form. 

> I really like the original leaves a little better ...

Put some cuttings in a pot and grow it emersed.  Or start a

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