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Limnophila aromatica?

The LFS gave me 2 stems today in their new shipment. They weren't sure what it was, although they new it was high light so they gave it to me for free to figure out.

I am thinking the one on the right is star grass, Heteranthera zosterifolia, and the one on the left is maybe blood star grass, didiplis diandra? The one on the left definately has a distinct pinkish shade under the leaves.



In any case, what kind of growing conditions do these need, as I have no experience with them. And will definately grab out the pinkish ones out of their 2wpg tanks before they die.

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the edges of that plant look jagged, maybe it is the pic but my stargrass has smooth leaf edges. Both of those look the same to me. Not sure what they are sorry maybe someone else knows
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yes they are somewhat jagged, but very hard to notice unless you look closely. Also, the stem is VERY thick. i would say on the same order as the stem thinkness in elodea, temple plants, etc.
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star grass?

I don't know what they are, but they really don't compliment your tank. My address is...


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Looks Limnophila aromatica. I think all three plants are.
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The supplier that sent these couple of stems to the LFS said they were "rare", and it was obvious there are 2 distinct versions. Like I said, the one on the left has a pink sheene on the underside of the leaves, and the plant on the right doesn't.

If someone could post a pic with ID, and common name that would be most helpful in my decision to run back to the LFS and grab the last 3 stems before they melt under their 2wpg.
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Looks Limnophila aromatica. I think all three plants are.
yep looks like it to me- needs alot of light and it will grow like crazy. Plant them under the light and give them some space- they will send of little shoots on the main stem and get very bushy.
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The supplier that sent these couple of stems to the LFS said they were "rare", and it was obvious there are 2 distinct versions. Like I said, the one on the left has a pink sheene on the underside of the leaves, and the plant on the right doesn't.

If someone could post a pic with ID, and common name that would be most helpful in my decision to run back to the LFS and grab the last 3 stems before they melt under their 2wpg.
http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide_viewer.php?id=147 I found this photo and profile. Lovely plant!

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Ah yes, forgot to check out that site. I will agree with everyone here, as that picture is exactly what it is.

So, does anyone have any experience with this growing? Hopefully it isn't as hard as the macrandra....
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i started out with 2 stems about 6 inches long- each stem has about 5-7 stems growing from it. Given good light it grows fast for me. 3.5 WPG
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I have about 4.3wpg, with CO2 injection on my 30g. I can keep just about anything but have trouble with the macrandra and magenta, and the wallichii is just coming around. Also doing the Barr method.

Will this plant pinkin up at the top? Is it susceptable to algae? And do you recommend planting single stems (sounds like it with the branching).

Any pics?

Thanks so much!
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It will get greener and Pinker, your plants look stressed from shipping and the LFS. I would just suggest placing it in an area with minimal shading. I wouldn't say that Aromatica is too tough to grow.
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