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Plant ID help

I have quite a bit of Hydrotriche hottoniiflora in my tank and it sure is delicate looking. I have to use it to compare.

I was at petland today and they had some bunches of stems listed as "Cabomba" and I am 99% sure they were right, but which cabomba?

It looked similar to H. hottoniiflora but the stems appeared brownish in color and the needle-like leaves were much darker green. The best way I can describe it is to say this plant looked really sturdy in comparison.

Anyhow I really liked it and should've just gotten some for the 5.00 for 5 stems but I did not and it is at least an hour drive one way. But if I know which species it was I can always order it.

--and if anybody has any info on requirements for this plant that would be appriciated.
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Hi dprais1,

A picture might help.

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Hi dprais1,

A picture might help.

I agree 100% but...

UMMMM, if I drive back to the store then I'll just buy the plant
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Your description sounds relatively similar to Pogostemon erectus. Could that be what it was?


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Hi dprais1,

It is likely to be one of the three common varieties listed below which are sold to LFS by the plant farms in Florida.

Cabomba caroliniana - Green Cabomba
Cabomba furcata
Cabomba pulcherrima - Purple Cabomba

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Well, I'm guessing it's good old cabomba carolina. I'll see if they still have some next week and go from there.

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