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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-26-2005, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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2 varieties of Lace plant?

Is there 2 varieties of lace plant? I got 2 varieties of lace plant from 2 different LFS. Both told me that there are 2 varieties of them, one is a bit taller than another. The taller one has longer and more slender leaves. The shorter variety has shorter and more rounded leaves.

Is that true?

I have both in my tank now, but wondering if these 2 are simply results of the same varieties except one was kept in a brighter tank and one in a less bright tank?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-26-2005, 01:58 PM
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There are at least 3 varieties (species possibly) of lace plant.

The individual plants themselves are not like crypts, they don't take on completely different forms in different tanks. One thing you will see in the same plant in different tanks is how 'meaty' the leaves look. When I give away seedlings to folks sometimes they grow out looking hard and thin, when mine at home are soft and fleshy looking. I must be overfeeding them or not letting them get enough exersize.


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By lace plants, I'm assuming Aponogeton madagascariensis. The three varieties are: Variety madagascariensis (narrow leaf, less fenestration [holes]), var. henkelianus (has irregular fenestration) and var. major (has consistent fenestration) the last two are both wide-leaved forms. From Aquatic Plants by Chris Kasselmann.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-26-2005, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Great! Thanks a bunch!

Now I have 2, I will just have to look for the 3rd......
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