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Old 01-18-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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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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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'.

10 gallon; medium light; non-CO2; Seachem Flourish Comprehensive and Excel
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:10 AM   #6
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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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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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- Alternanthera Reineckii Rosaefolia
- Alternanthera Reineckii sp. Mini
- Ludwigia Peruansis

These are relatively slow growers. Ludwigia being the slowest.
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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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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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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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The one on top also looks like Rotala butterfly, too.
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My snails have decided that my Ludwigia Red is a scrumptious snack and have the leaves full of holes.
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