Re: Water Sprite
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
Subject: Re: Water Sprite
From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 15:35:02 -0500
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>From: Earle Hamilton <ehami at sunny_ncmc.cc.mi.us>
>At any rate, the water sprite will in time grow right out the top and
>when I pull these monster plants to throw them away the plant is
>typically 24-30 tall with 8 inches of root.
>Here's my question. After it is growing for several weeks some of the
>stems develop an area that looks like something is eating them.
Based on your description, I'd guess that this plant is Hygrophila difformis (Water Wisteria) rather than Water Sprite (a Fern). Water Sprite is a floating rosette plant and has no stems, only leaf petioles. Wisteria is a stem plant. Both plants have similarly-shaped leaves.
Do you have any snails or perhaps botia loaches that might be damaging the stems?
David W. Webb Enterprise Computing
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