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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Please can you ID this plant for me?

I picked a couple of these up from my LFS, and can't actually remember what they are. I just wanted to read up on them a little as I quite like them and would like to give them a bit of TLC.

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i may be wrong but it looks like Anubias barteri


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Looks like a sword to me.


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i may be wrong but it looks like Anubias barteri
Good shout, it could be from the same 'family'. A quick Google seach brings up that the Anubias barteri, falls under the 'foreground' catergory.

However this fella isn't a forground plant at all. It's about 30cms or a tad more at the moment.

Here's a full tank picture just to show the size.



It was only re-planted about 5 days ago, so I'm waiting for it to fill out.
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Looks like some kind of sword to me.

Swords are rosette plants --do all the leaves grow from a central point, with roots below?
Anubias grows from a rhizome --do the leaves grow along a kind of fat, stemlike thing with roots coming off of it?


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Ya I agree it looks like a sword that was grown above the water, when newer leaves grow out they should look more slender. Plants that live in flooded areas change the type of leaves they produce when they become submerged. I know a lot of places sell plants that have been grown above water because they grow a lot quicker in the nurseries. It should switch over fine but the old leaves will die off.
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Take a look at my 75 gal journal and see if that plant in my first set of pictures looks familiar... Then check the latest since it looks allot like how my sword started out.

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Some kind of emersed (out of water) sword. Most likely those leaves will die and you will have to remove them as it grows submersed (under the water) leaves. These leaves will be bigger and more flimsy.

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