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Re: Parrot Feather turned green

On Tuesday 22 January 2002, David Brown wrote:

> When I bought my Parrot Feather, it was whitish green.  Now it's just
> green. It looks a lot like my Ambulia.  Unless I can restore the whiteness,
> it's not worth having, since it grows so fast that I have to cut it in half
> every week.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.

Your whitish plants were probably grown emersed.  The submersed leaves are 
green.  Also, if you let the plant grow out of the tank then it may drop all 
of it's submersed leaves, leaving bare stems.  Parrot Feather (probably 
Myriophyllum aquaticum) is a better pond plant than aquarium plant.

Roger Miller