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Old 01-18-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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Why though? If you're good at growing it, you can make a lot of money.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:57 AM   #3
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Ya, I would just be happy to grow red plants.
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Nymphaea Rubra - Red Tiger Lotus
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:10 AM   #5
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Nymphaea Rubra - Red Tiger Lotus
Hi discuspaul,

I agree the various lotus plants are nice; regrettably they are not a stem plant.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:06 AM   #6
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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'.

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:29 AM   #7
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Alternanthera 'variegated' is a relatively slow growing stem plant. It's one of my favorites.



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.

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #8
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Alternanthera 'variegated' is a relatively slow growing stem plant. It's one of my favorites.



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.

Third one kinda looks like R. butterfly or something
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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- Alternanthera Reineckii Rosaefolia
- Alternanthera Reineckii sp. Mini
- Ludwigia Peruansis

These are relatively slow growers. Ludwigia being the slowest.
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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.
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Thanks for all the suggestions here. I'm researching all as we speak!

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



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

I'm sorry, that does not look like Ludwidgia 'red' that I've seen ... even though it's manini's picture. His pictures above the one you chose are L sp red.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:45 PM   #14
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I'm sorry, that does not look like Ludwidgia 'red' that I've seen ... even though it's manini's picture. His pictures above the one you chose are L sp red.
I'm not good with plant names so I'm not sure either. It does say that it's a "hybrid"....I got it from P_volitan on aquabid who is a plant master. Then again, the plant can be called frogbit...if it grows red like it does in the pic then I'll be happy.
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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)
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