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hedge_fund 01-18-2013 01:14 AM

Any nice red stem plants that don't grow extremely fast?
 
Hello. I'm looking for a red or purple stem plant that does not grow really fast. Would prefer it to be rare instead of something common. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

ThatGuyWithTheFish 01-18-2013 01:32 AM

Why though? If you're good at growing it, you can make a lot of money. :D

GMYukonon24s 01-18-2013 01:57 AM

Ya, I would just be happy to grow red plants.

discuspaul 01-18-2013 02:02 AM

Nymphaea Rubra - Red Tiger Lotus

Seattle_Aquarist 01-18-2013 02:06 AM

Hi hedge_fund,

An easy to grow, not too fast growing, red plant that will do well in medium light and without CO2 is Ludwigia sp. 'Red'.

10 gallon; medium light; non-CO2; Seachem Flourish Comprehensive and Excel
http://images1.snapfish.com/23232323...3B%3A338nu0mrj

Seattle_Aquarist 01-18-2013 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by discuspaul (Post 2274153)
Nymphaea Rubra - Red Tiger Lotus

Hi discuspaul,

I agree the various lotus plants are nice; regrettably they are not a stem plant.

wabisabi 01-18-2013 07:29 AM

Alternanthera 'variegated' is a relatively slow growing stem plant. It's one of my favorites.

http://i.imgur.com/XETkV.jpg

This is another slower growing red stem. I'm not exactly sure if it's a Nesaea or Ammania sp.? Maybe someone can chime in on the ID.

http://i.imgur.com/ndzs5.jpg

danielt 01-18-2013 07:48 AM

- Alternanthera Reineckii Rosaefolia
- Alternanthera Reineckii sp. Mini
- Ludwigia Peruansis

These are relatively slow growers. Ludwigia being the slowest.

HybridHerp 01-18-2013 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wabisabi (Post 2276497)
Alternanthera 'variegated' is a relatively slow growing stem plant. It's one of my favorites.

http://i.imgur.com/XETkV.jpg

This is another slower growing red stem. I'm not exactly sure if it's a Nesaea or Ammania sp.? Maybe someone can chime in on the ID.

http://i.imgur.com/ndzs5.jpg

Third one kinda looks like R. butterfly or something

wabisabi 01-18-2013 07:59 AM

Definitely not Rotala 'butterfly'. I have it growing in the same tank. This plant is much bigger than 'butterfly'.

I have to ask Manini, that's where I got it from.

hedge_fund 01-18-2013 03:40 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions here. I'm researching all as we speak!

;)

hedge_fund 01-19-2013 03:54 PM

I've decided to go with these two:
Nesaea crassicaulis
Ludwigia hybrid species 'Red'

http://www.aquaplantarum.it/shop/con...assicaulis.jpg

http://www.aquabid.com/uploads/livep...1330816736.jpg

HybridHerp 01-19-2013 03:59 PM

L. 'Red' grows reasonably fast though, which isn't really a bad thing per say lol.

If you are going that way though, I suggest you also pick up some atlantis, since it is pretty much the same, just rarer and a different color (also, seems to like branching just a bit more, but both branch fairly nicely)

ThatGuyWithTheFish 01-19-2013 04:27 PM

The one on top also looks like Rotala butterfly, too.

jester56 01-19-2013 09:24 PM

My snails have decided that my Ludwigia Red is a scrumptious snack and have the leaves full of holes.


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