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Question Bacopa monnieri the same as Bacopa monnieri 'compact' ?

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Is Bacopa monnieri the same as Bacopa monnieri 'compact'?

Tropica has it listed as 'compact', I'm just wondering if this is 2 different plants or the same one.

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If this is in fact the same plant, I have seen a few other plants with the same thing, such as Hygro compact. If this is fact the same, does this rule apply across the board for aquatic plants?

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Anybody know...

I hate not knowing... People advertise plants as one thing and you see that they are another. Or there are multiple names for one plant. Should be easier lol.
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No, different plant. Same species, but a form with different growth properties. It's a very widespread species, so it shouldn't be surprising that it's not the same everywhere.
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No, different plant. Same species, but a form with different growth properties. It's a very widespread species, so it shouldn't be surprising that it's not the same everywhere.
So same species (or plant), just grown differently to get that compact form?

So basically I could take regular monnieri and train it to be 'compact'?
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No, you couldn't. It's inherently different.
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I have seen several species that can have a tall version and a short version ie hygro corymbosa has a compact version and a regular version, altelanthera reinckii has a compact and a regular version, sagittaria has a dwarf version and a regular version but I have never in my life seen or heard about bacopa having any type of dwarf/compact/short version. if in fact this is a dwarf bacopa monneri, please grow a ton and sell me some. I love the stuff but it gets so tall and takes up so much water column space in my tanks that I stopped using it

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I have seen several species that can have a tall version and a short version ie hygro corymbosa has a compact version and a regular version, altelanthera reinckii has a compact and a regular version, sagittaria has a dwarf version and a regular version but I have never in my life seen or heard about bacopa having any type of dwarf/compact/short version. if in fact this is a dwarf bacopa monneri, please grow a ton and sell me some. I love the stuff but it gets so tall and takes up so much water column space in my tanks that I stopped using it
I actually got a PM from someone who hooked me up with a link that has a lot of info about different plants.

http://www.flowgrow.de/db/wasserpflanzen

It is a German site, but Google is awesome and will translate it for you.


I actually only have Bacopa caroliniana and Bacopa Australis. I'm looking into growing plants to sell, so I wanted to learn a bit more about different Bacopa species.

I'm actually uncertain that my caroliniana is in fact caroliniana because the different "forms" are so similar.

I do like the "compact" form and I want to get it.
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