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Re: Alternanthere sessilis
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Alternanthere sessilis
- From: Karl Schoeler <krsfert at citilink_com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 17:28:45 -0800
- Posted-Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 16:34:15 -0600 (CST)
- References: <199703191919.OAA25387 at looney_actwin.com>
> From: Roxanne Bittman <rlb at nhdgis_dfg.ca.gov>
> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 11:19:51 PST
> Subject: Alternanthera sessilis
> I would like to successfully grow Alternanthera sessilis - and by
> successfully, I mean plants with lots of red leaves and bushy growth, like
> in the Dutch Plant Aquarium pictures. It seems all this plant does in my
> tank is lose its leaves and put energy into root growth. I usually lose
> patience with it after a few weeks. Is this too soon? Is the trick to
> wait until it produces roots and then the leaves will follow?
I just saw a fresh shipment of this plant from Florida. It came in labeled
as "Sunset Hygrophila". I would tend to believe its' preference is emersed
growth rather than in the aquarium. However, I remember Karen Randall describing
a method for potting and raising Rotala macranda which might at least help
in keeping this plant submersed. Additional lighting is probably a must.
Karen, any input on this?
Karl R. Schoeler