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Indian fern 04-03-2013 02:49 AM

Plants from emmersed to submerged
So I found a lot of Gymnocornis spilathoides emmersed in our backyard. I know it is one serious weed, but I like the light green leaves of it when submerged. So I clipped one stem and dump it in my tank. How long will it take to adjust? Its been 1 week there and I can see some small root growth, other than that no improvement.

micheljq 04-03-2013 05:01 PM

Interesting, I wonder if I can find this plant where I live in Canada. Keep us updated on the results. I would like a plant which grows out of my tank. :red_mouth


Indian fern 04-04-2013 04:34 AM

Well now, it dropped most of the bottom large old leaves. Still no new growth. :(

micheljq 04-04-2013 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Indian fern (Post 3030106)
Well now, it dropped most of the bottom large old leaves. Still no new growth. :(

That maybe normal since it did go from emersed to submersed, hopefully, it will grow new leaves.

Indian fern 04-05-2013 12:39 AM

Yes it is starting to grow new leaves. The node which the old leaves drop is starting to grow tiny leaves!

PlantedGuest 04-05-2013 02:28 PM

Fun experiment! Do you have any images to share?

Indian fern 04-06-2013 11:46 AM

Will try to post pics. Sorry, I cant be always online. But you can search the weed senegal tea plant and that is the experiment plant I use. It is a one of world's worst weed so you may find itin your own backyard too.

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