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Re: Emerse grown aquarium plants: Internet legend?
>It's often repeated on Usenet that certain kinds of aquatic plants
>are actually grown emersed and then sold in aquarium stores. This has
>the ring of another Internet-legend to me. Does anyone know this for
I've grown E. tenellus both submersed in my aquarium, and emersed in
my backyard pond (I took some out of my aquarium and planted them out
back). The submersed form has long (3-4") thin leaves, while the
emersed form has shorter (1-2"), broader leaves, and blooms profusely.
Mine blooms from about April-October. The submersed form has never
bloomed for me.
I noticed E. tenellus for sale at my LFS. They were definitely
emersed-grown, as they had the same leaf shape as mine, and some had
These plants had the earmarks of large-scale propogation (i.e., potted
in rockwool, with a colored tag listing growing information and a
picture of the plant). Pricey, too--$3.50.