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Old 12-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Bacopa monnieri the same as Bacopa monnieri 'compact' ?


Hello All,

Is Bacopa monnieri the same as Bacopa monnieri 'compact'?

Tropica has it listed as 'compact', I'm just wondering if this is 2 different plants or the same one.

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If this is in fact the same plant, I have seen a few other plants with the same thing, such as Hygro compact. If this is fact the same, does this rule apply across the board for aquatic plants?

Thanks as always for the help! I'm just trying to step up my plant knowledge!!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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Anybody know...

I hate not knowing... People advertise plants as one thing and you see that they are another. Or there are multiple names for one plant. Should be easier lol.
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No, different plant. Same species, but a form with different growth properties. It's a very widespread species, so it shouldn't be surprising that it's not the same everywhere.
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No, different plant. Same species, but a form with different growth properties. It's a very widespread species, so it shouldn't be surprising that it's not the same everywhere.
So same species (or plant), just grown differently to get that compact form?

So basically I could take regular monnieri and train it to be 'compact'?
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No, you couldn't. It's inherently different.
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I have seen several species that can have a tall version and a short version ie hygro corymbosa has a compact version and a regular version, altelanthera reinckii has a compact and a regular version, sagittaria has a dwarf version and a regular version but I have never in my life seen or heard about bacopa having any type of dwarf/compact/short version. if in fact this is a dwarf bacopa monneri, please grow a ton and sell me some. I love the stuff but it gets so tall and takes up so much water column space in my tanks that I stopped using it
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I have seen several species that can have a tall version and a short version ie hygro corymbosa has a compact version and a regular version, altelanthera reinckii has a compact and a regular version, sagittaria has a dwarf version and a regular version but I have never in my life seen or heard about bacopa having any type of dwarf/compact/short version. if in fact this is a dwarf bacopa monneri, please grow a ton and sell me some. I love the stuff but it gets so tall and takes up so much water column space in my tanks that I stopped using it
I actually got a PM from someone who hooked me up with a link that has a lot of info about different plants.

http://www.flowgrow.de/db/wasserpflanzen

It is a German site, but Google is awesome and will translate it for you.


I actually only have Bacopa caroliniana and Bacopa Australis. I'm looking into growing plants to sell, so I wanted to learn a bit more about different Bacopa species.

I'm actually uncertain that my caroliniana is in fact caroliniana because the different "forms" are so similar.

I do like the "compact" form and I want to get it.
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