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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2005, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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What plant is this?

I bought this plant today and they said it was hygrophillia polysperma but I can't seem to find the variety on Tropica. The pic doesn't really show the color right... the old leaves are teal/green/purple on top and pink on bottom, with new leaves purple/teal and bright pink on the bottom. The leaves are pretty long. It looks somewhat like Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' on Tropica but it seems slightly different... but maybe it's just me



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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2005, 07:28 PM
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Looks to me like Alternanthera reineckii?
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looks like a Red temple to me...I have one. I don't remember the latin name.

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Eh? Not a hygro?? Those liars! Well I looked at the Alternanthera reineckii ''lilacina'' ('Purple') and it seems to be that or Ludwigia glandulosa (''perennis''), which are both slow growers and demanding. Yeah I'm not happy lol I needed a fast grower to take up all the excess nutrients I have floating around. Anyone know (which one I have for certain) and if it needs fertile substrate? I only have plain gravel so...

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