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RE: plant ID
>From: "Joe Anderson" <the_submariner at hotmail_com>
>Subject: plant id/suggestions
>I was hoping someone would be able to help me with a plant id adn some
>1. on page 23 of Baensch's Atlas Vol 2 there is a "cactus" like plant in
>the left margin. Any idea what this is?
I think your looking at the L. major? Egeria najas works very much like(* if
it's not this plant in the first place) this also and would be better
suited. The stuff grows fast for us out in SF. Mr.Dixon and myself have 2
inch growth rates daily. Beautiful dark green plant. Not as ratty as the
common anacharis. Makes nice bunches.
>2. (the reason i was looking through my books) I would like an upright (not
>flowing like cabomba/hornwort etc) platn similar in appearance to Eusteralis
>stellata (pg 22) or either Eichornia diversifolia or Lagarosiphon
>madagascariensis (pg 49)
All these are not the easiest to grow plants. I'm not saying don't try
them..........but. L madagas is like other Egeria type plants except it is
sort of ratty looking and needs a ton of light. I'd pass (and I did!) on
this one. The other two are beauts but not easy to care for. Eusteralis
seems to sensitive like the Ammania's, Neasea, but can grow very fast like
The Eichhornia is a gorgeous plant indeed, and one of my favorites. I have
just learned to grow it well. It hasn't been an easy one to learn.
>I prefer something taht will "fill in" but will not start to grow all over
>th tank. I've seen a similar looking plant in some of Amano's pictures and
>i believe G. Booth has something like this as well, but i couldn't find it
>on his site last night.(too tired to continue looking)
>Any helpful info about any of these plants would be appreciated.
>Availability might be a deciding factor as well. I will prob mail order all
>the plants for my new tank.
>Also. what are your thoughts/experience with Houttuynia cordata? Found
>something that I believe to be this at an LFS last week. I've got three
>stalks in each of three diff tanks to see which type of environment it likes