[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Rotala Indica


I have noticed the same for some of mine as well, but have one that is all
4 leaved.  I cut a whole bunch off the other day and left it on the surface
of my direct sunlight tank and the plant continued to grow, but the emersed
leaves are all ROUND!  the color is a deep green and it is quite pretty.  I
will leave it for a while and see if it grows some more then try to plant
it submersed again to see if they change back.


Original message
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 16:59:14 PDT
From: "Emery Ku" <em_ku at hotmail_com>
Subject: Mutations?

Okay guys,

I haven't written in a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been reading 
:)  Anyway, I had a question about my Rotala indica.  It's a nice plant 
really, but that's not really the point.  In my tank, there are 2-leafed and 
3-leafed varieties.  I've also seen 4-leafed varieties.  I know they're the 
same plant though, because some plants that have changed over to 3 still 
have 2 below on the same stalk.  It seems that if I cut the top section off, 
sometimes 2 stalks come out with 2 leaves.  My dad, who is a plant 
biologist, thinks that it's an environmental adaptation.  I was wondering if 
anyone knew for sure.

Thanks for your ideas,