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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Plant identification

Hi,

I would appreciate your help with some plants identification.

This one came from my LFS, with no ID:


and that one started sprouting out of my Java moss, the day I got it (sorry for the blurry picture - this plant is really tiny, and very close to the glass).



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#1 is a Dracaena sp. Unfortunately, it's a terrestrial plant (can't survive under water).
Too hard to tell on my phone what plant #2 is... Sorry.

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Thank you. I'm about to redo the tank anyway, so I'll take these Dracaena's out.

The other ones are sprouting everywhere in the Java moss, they are super cute (and really small, maybe 1 inch tall). They look like tiny clovers.
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Maybe even duckweed is what the second could be....Too hard to tell with the picture. Look up both species on google and see if that is the one.

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I made the mistake of buying ribbon plants like the ones you have in your first picture. Your best bet with those is to find someone who has Leopard Gecko's or a terrarium. I sold mine off to a friend of mine and it worked out well for the rest of us.

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LOL its amazing HOW almost everyone in the hobby starts off with this plant. I know I did as well.

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It could work out as an HOB plant. Peace lilies, peppermint, spearmint and wisteria. Keep leaves above water and roots submerged.

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the clover stuff sounds like Marsilea crenata or Marsilea minuta
I looked these 2 up, and while Marsilea crenata has 4 leaves, Marsilea Minuta seems to have only 2 and looks a lot like my mystery guest. I'll see if I can separate it from the java moss when I redo the tank...
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