terrestrial plant?? (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 09 Oct 96 10:23:00 edt
From: "VERMILLION, DIANNE" <DVER at son_rochester.edu>
To: aquatic-plants to post <owner-aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Subject: terrestrial plant??
Hello, I'm new to the list and I've been lurking for a while, but a previous
post got my attention and I'd like some help because I think I was sold a
terrestrial plant as an aquarium plant. It looks nothing at all like
anything in my aquarium plants book and no other pet store has had them or
knows what I'm asking about. It was in the Discus tank and did not have
roots when it was bought 2+ months ago from a pet store out of town. It has
roots now and a new leaf ready t o unfurl.
What bothers me is that the plant looks just like the terrestrial "corn
plant" except it has red rims to its leaves and otherwise is not
It has long slender pointed, dark green leaves coming off a central stem.
The stem has a wrapped appearance and the leaves come off whirled in
position from the stem. The leaves are very thick and stiff (thicker than
Echino... orsisis or Anubias barteri ). The leaves have lots of veins and
the angelfish and rainbows have taken enough bites out of one of the leaves
of the plant leaving behind the veins blowing in the current (which I
trimmed off). Is it terrestrial?
I also have a question about liquid fertilization...I use the seachem
flourish--trace minerals are good I know, but Choline, Biotin??? These are
organics and will the plants get them or the bacteria or the fish? Did I buy
something they don't need? The plants and fish look very healthy, though.
Thank you very much for your help.