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Green stem plant?

Hello all,

Iím looking for some suggestions. I am unhappy with my ludwigia repens, and Iím looking to replace it. I planted some alternanthera reineckii lilacina next to it and the new growth is looking good, so I want to replace the L repens with something that stays green.

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Pogostemon erectus in a 10 gallon low tech

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Pogostemon erectus in a 10 gallon low tech





Oh wow a bushy patch of that could look really awesome!


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Awesome! Might look really good next to the broader, red/purple leaves of the AR species right there. Do you find that it sends a lot of roots into the water column? Does it do the ludwigia tilt?


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Some other choices are Mayaca and Ambulia, PM if you want some.
Mayaca does better in hi tech, Ambulia in low tech, both are weeds.
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myriophyllum mattogrossense
bacopa caroliniana
heteranthera zosterifolia
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myriophyllum mattogrossense

bacopa caroliniana

heteranthera zosterifolia


Already have bacopa caroliniana growing next to a bunch of hygro sunset and the contrast is beautiful.

Iíll look into the others, thank you!


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Some other choices are Mayaca and Ambulia, PM if you want some.

Mayaca does better in hi tech, Ambulia in low tech, both are weeds.


Awesome thank you! Iíll keep that in mind.


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Awesome! Might look really good next to the broader, red/purple leaves of the AR species right there. Do you find that it sends a lot of roots into the water column? Does it do the ludwigia tilt?


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Mine has been aerial root free for the most part and grows nice and straight, no odd angles after a trim like Ludwigia tends to do
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Mine has been aerial root free for the most part and grows nice and straight, no odd angles after a trim like Ludwigia tends to do


I read that SAE and amanos will eat the leaves of pogostemon erectus, do you know if thereís credence to this claim?


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I have Amano shrimp and they don't touch mine.
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I read that SAE and amanos will eat the leaves of pogostemon erectus, do you know if there’s credence to this claim?


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Unknown, I keep Otocinclus and red cherries instead of SAE and amanos. I know that any of the 4 species mentioned will eat decaying plant matter, but I have never witnessed a healthy plant being munched on, ever.
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I'll second the fact that Amanos won't touch it. Not sure about SAEs.
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