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>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 09:16:53 -0800 (PST)
>From: Erik Olson <eriko at wrq_com>
>Subject: E. stellata, Nesea, LFS and Clubs, Loricarids
>Hi guys, no sooner have I gotten off e-mail from Olga telling me the
>Vancouverites are raising Eusteralis stellata (B2,D,G), than I get a phone
>call saying there's some in my favorite LFS (well, one of my *two*
>favorite LFS, Andrew). They also had Nesaea sp. "Red leaved" (B2).
>Both of these seem to be really high light. Any experiences or tips
>on these very unusual plants?
Interesting that Seattle now has it too. I bought a couple of pots of it
for $9.50 each. I kept one and sold the other one to members of the group.
It was loosing a few leaves and looking kind of frightened so I decided to
just push the pot into the substrate and see how it did. It did well. After
2 weeks I took the pot up and it had big roots already. Then I had to get
the roots out of all that wool stuff. I separated all the stems, about 6
and replanted them. All of them have branched from the top and have about
4-5 branches each. I've given away one branching stem already because I had
too much for the corner it is in.
I think it will do well for you. It supposedly likes soft water, high light
and lots of nutrients including CO2. I'm sure you have all those. It's a
very pretty plant. Enjoy.
BTW my azurea is doing well too. Soon I can trade you for some of that
Nesaea sp. "Red leaved". :)