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rusty1760 03-06-2013 10:18 PM

Pogostemon helferi
 
Has anyone tried to grow downoi emerged

Seattle_Aquarist 03-06-2013 10:29 PM

Hi rusty1760,

Maybe
http://images1.snapfish.com/23232323...B7%3B338nu0mrj

ThatGuyWithTheFish 03-06-2013 10:34 PM

Yes, it has been done many times. As you can see by the picture above, they tend to have a different coloration and wavier leaves. Pretty much the only thing you can't grow emergent are floaters.

rusty1760 03-06-2013 11:11 PM

Wow they look great, how do they react once submerged, do they melt or anything strange or do they just carry on growing - no fuss

Indian fern 03-07-2013 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rusty1760 (Post 2749010)
Wow they look great, how do they react once submerged, do they melt or anything strange or do they just carry on growing - no fuss

Downois are very sensitive plants. Once moved, even from the same tank it will melt a few leaves. From emersed to submersed, the plant will adapt and melt a lot of leaves through the adjustment.


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