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Re: Alternanthere sessilis
>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
>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
I remember seeing a picture of this plant in one of the Baensch Atlases. It
it had a deep maroon color. I can see why they would call it "Sunset
Hygrophila". It does look like hygrophila poly. except for the color. I
think Karl is right and that it is really a plant suited for emersed growth.
I think the atlas said it wouldn't last long submersed. Too bad my atlases
are out on loan or I could check to make sure. Why is it called
Alternanthere sessilis when it looks exactly hygrophila poly. except for the