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Old 03-01-2005, 08:46 AM   #1
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Does this plant obtain a red color at all? Going to recieve some and was wondering if it had any red in it.
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How comes shoppings so stupid, looks at all this stuff I haves, what do I do's with it.
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:31 AM   #2
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not as far as i know, and the submerged growth has allot to be desired, id plant at the back if i was you.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:29 PM   #3
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Ummm, guys.... Parrot's Feather is a marginal plant for ponds. Underwater it will suffocate and die pretty darn quick. It does pretty good in vivariums as long as the root are in water and nothing else.
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I think I am thinking of the same plant, but I'm still kind of a plant newb. I've got some and it grows really well underwater, but everything I've read about it online says it surfaces; which mine has not, it just bends over at the surface like Hygro. Mine has a green to orange color on the leaves, and has grown for months submerged and has only gotten bigger.

Here is a poor pic of what I'm refering to, I think it's the same stuff..


You can see the color of the leaves, not sure if it's a natural coloration or a nutrient issue, but it has color.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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Parrots Feather is Myriophyllum, a completely aquatic plant...
If you have the green version, it will stay green.
If you have the red version, it will be red.

Good luck with it, It's a great plant which I gave up on in the early stages, when my algae problems were still present.
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That's what I was going to say. Parrot's feather, or Myriophyllum mattogrossense, (myrios=countless, phyllon=leaf), is a demanding plant requiring high light intensity, CO2 and regular fertilization. It comes from the Amazon area of Mato Grosso in Brazil and in Ecuador, and therefore prefers warmer water 24-28 degrees C, than other North American milfoil species. From Kasselmann's book, Aquatic Plants.
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