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Old 04-29-2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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What is your favorite stem plant and why?


Just asking, what is/are your favorite stem plants.
Mine are:
Staurogyne repens
Ludwigia arcuata
Hygrophila polysperma rosanervig
Rotala rotundifolia

I like them because they are so easy to grow, they are pretty and grows in my tank well. These plants will never be lost in my aquascapes.

So feel free to post your favs and tell why.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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LUDWIGIA INCLINATA VAR. VERTICILLATA 'PANTANAL'

this is my most fav. plant due to its color, leaves and its not easy to grow. i like challenging plants.
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I'd second that: ludwigia inclinata Pantanal. I feel that its fine leaf structure expresses the concept of being "weightless" in water better than aquatic plants that have leaves similar to terrestrial plants like Anubias nanas etc. Rotala Wallichii, Eustralis Stellata, varies Myriophyllum species give this effect too.
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All colored, small leaf plants like Rotalas that turns red on highlight.
Colorata
H ra
Singapore
Rotundifolia
R magenta
Ludwigia sp Red
Myrio Red
Tuberculatum Red

etc
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I really like the leaf pattern of the Myrio Mattogrossense and I love the palm tree look of Downoi
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Rotala Sp. green because it is classic and easy to grow and looks great.
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Thanks for replies guys, keep em coming.
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Rotala Sp. green because it is classic and easy to grow and looks great.
Yeah I also like this stem plant, it looks great and grows fast too. A very beautiful yet hardy plant.
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I really like the leaf pattern of the Myrio Mattogrossense and I love the palm tree look of Downoi
I do like the look of mattogrosense but I can't find it in my country. Downoi too is great!
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Herns, red plants are best too. I like R. macrandra and Ammania gracilis because its so bright red and quite cheap in our country.
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Limnophila aromatica because of its shape and its color. Also it has a distinctive citrus like smell. Hygrophila polysperma because of its color, hardiness, and ability to grow quickly. Myriophyllum tuberculatum because of its color and shape.
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Hygrophylia kompacta!
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Might have figured this one already...

Mine is anything upright, and two-toned such as ludwigia, cabomba, rotala wallichii

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Has got to be Brazilian Pennywort. It never lets me down and is versatile and beautiful.
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