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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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So... I'd recieved a small bag full of this plant from my girlfriend about three weeks ago.





It was sold to her as 'water wisteria' which it is most definitely not as you can see from the pictures. The LFS was up to their usual antics, charging a random amount for a plant that is incorrectly labeled.

Now, this plant naturally floats, i've managed to plant some of it with tweezers, both seem to be doing just fine as near as i can tell.

Now, as for actual structure, it appears that the leaves sprout directly from a very small rhizome like structure with the thread-like roots trailing behind.

an ID would be very helpful
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I believe that this is wisteria. These look like babies that formed on the ends of leaves and then broke off and floated. This is wisteria that I know.

Just keeping on keeping on....

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That's odd... because this came as stems of plants with leaves in that shape and it literally exploded in her tank.

Not that i doubt you, but i have a few large stems of H. Difformis in my tanks and the leaves only bear a minor similarity to my eye... Is there a particular water condition or factor that would cause this?
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It's watersprite. Ceratopteris thalictroides. Some might say C. cornuta if they still accept that the wide leaf form is in fact a different species.
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+1. Water sprite.
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It's watersprite. Ceratopteris thalictroides.
Agreed
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Alright I submit!! I have a hard time sometimes telling the difference between wisteria and water sprite. (You have found my weakness!

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Will it grow bigger then? how should i care for it?
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It grows almost the same as h. difformis, hogs the surface if ignored so you want to trim it well to keep it down. No special attention required but the better the conditions, the nicer the leaf structure.
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Will it grow bigger then?
(top right)
http://www.lucidcentral.org/keys/aqu...is_images.html


Nothing special is required. It's an easy beginner plant that can be planted submersed or allowed to float, where the leaves will be lacier and where it can become pretty large if you let it.
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