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Old 08-21-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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Water Wisteria Dying


I have all but lost all my wisteria that I ordered about a month ago. The stem turns brown first then it just melts away. It is weird because the other plants in my tank have thrived like crypts, stargrass, dwarf sag, ludwigia repens, amazon sword, and limnophila sessilflora.

Does anybody have a theory about what could of been happening?

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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I never had luck with the Wisteria, but its cousin (Water-Sprite) does an AWESOME job
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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try a different source.
I've had success with the plant in larger tanks mainly, and it is a nutrient sponge, but it shouldn't be dying so quickly or like that.
Its a pretty plant too, so I hope you get it to work
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:29 AM   #4
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Browning could be a number of factors IME:
1) Low lights
2) Low circulation
3) Adding too much salts, either as fertilizer or aquarium salt
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I really want to get more of it because it is a great plant.

I have decent lighting, and only dose flourish once a week. I also have dirt as a substrate so it is really a mystery to me how it died off.

My circulation was a little low however, but have since made it stronger about a week ago.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:54 AM   #6
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Give it another try as it can be a really beautiful (and useful) plant.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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I bought them in pots of foam. I always dont disturb the root structure as it can cause melting. I guess. I place the plants pots and all in the gravel. :#
In this way, they never melt!
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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I disagree, I would take them out of the pots before planting. My guess is that you just got weak specimens and they didn't survive the move. A healthy plant should be able to be trimmed and replanted and still grow like crazy.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #9
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yea I've heard of people having trouble killing it LOL.

I want a huge bush of it to fill one part of my tank
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:07 AM   #10
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Wisteria is one I've tried several times. It just withers away each time right next to other plants growing like crazy.

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My Wisteria grows like crazy and I'm constantly trimming it. What I do notice tho is that if I get a bba outbreak, it's one of the first plants to have it on them. Also, I'm not so crazy about all those roots shooting out of them. It gets so thick that I wonder if the fish can even swim thru it.
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This plant needs a lot of food: feed it.
You can snip the roots with your fingers to no ill effect.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:51 PM   #13
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next time u get some let the plant float and it will aclimate to your tank it dosent like its roots buried to much leave it out of the gravel as much as possible
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The wisteria now is growing well. Though It was still in the foam. :3
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:21 AM   #15
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This plant needs a lot of food: feed it.
You can snip the roots with your fingers to no ill effect.
I have a dirt substrate with a cap so I think i gets plenty of nutrients. Through the roots at least. The most important part to feed a plant IMO. I also dose flourish comp and iron.
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