Re: lace plant

>From: JDAVIS at bio_tamu.edu
>Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 12:43:32 -0600
>Subject: lace plant..
>I have keeping lace plants for a couple of months now and they are doing
>great...actually a little too great!!!  I had no idea how HUGE the
>plants get...they completely took over the 20 gallon that i had....and I
>had to sacrifice it or lose everything else in the tank because of the
>shade :(
>I have learned my lesson and will only keep it in bigger tanks :)
I am wondering if you have Aponogeton guillotii.  it has narrower leaves
than madagascariensis or henkelianus, pink five-spiked flowers and is a
much larger plant.  I had one once that got too big for my 75 gallon tank.
The petioles of the leaves reached the surface, and the flower stalks were
more than 1/2 inch thick.  I never got any seeds, even though I tried
fertilizing the flowers with a paint brush.  A. guillotii definitely seems
to be self-sterile in contrast to A. madagascariensis.

Paul Krombholz                  Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS  39174