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Poaceae Purple Bamboo?

I got a single stem of "poaceae purple bamboo" with a big plant order the other day, and it looks neat, but for the life of me I can hardly find any info on the stuff other that it tends to grow mostly vertically, can occasionally form runners, and it's prone to getting tall if not trimmed. No info on light, fert needs, max size, if CO2 is required, etc.

Anyone here grow this stuff? I would like to put it somewhere where it will do well, but I'm sort of flying blind.
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They transition seamlessly from submersed to emersed (emersed part will not dry out). I've always used them that way. Good light to get color out of them, otherwise they will be green. I found co2 needed when submersed, not very picky about ferts. They grow tall and very thin and will fall over if not trimmed or supported.


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This has been identified (not by me) as Isachne globosa
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Do they do ok with liquid carbon, or is CO2 required for proper submerged growth? I think this might be a good candidate for the back of my CPD's tank since I want something that won't spread much horizontally.
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Now that I think about, i think i did grow them successfully with liquid carbon. They grow very fast vertical, practically no growth horizontally. I was able to top them and make add'l plants.


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Now that I think about, i think i did grow them successfully with liquid carbon. They grow very fast vertical, practically no growth horizontally. I was able to top them and make add'l plants.
Good to know. That was what I was hoping. Sounds like a good candidate for my CPDs. The tank has high light, gets root tabs, liquid carbon, Leaf Zone, and occasionally liquid micros for the floaters that don't have access to root tabs. I'll try and propigate it a bit first though since I only have one 5" piece at the moment.
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