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Your most difficult and easiest plants you've experienced

What are yours?

Most difficult: lilaeopsis brasiliensis

Easiest: ludwigia repens
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Most difficult - make that impossible - Proserpinaca palustris

Easiest - Ludwigia repens

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Most difficult- Rotala wallichii ( my SAE keeps eating it, but i think it's making a comeback!)
Easiest- Java moss - it just won't die

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Easiest:

Duckweed
hygro difformis, bacopa caroliniana, aponogetons, crypt retrospiralis

Toughest:

rotala macandra--I love it, it hates me.
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Most difficult-P. Stellata...melted within days
Easiest-Toss up between Hygro difformis and Cabomba
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Easiest: L. Repens, Ech. Bleheri, Crypt. Wendtii

Fussiest: Crinum Calamistratum, Crypt. Walissii
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Most difficult-Barclaya longifolia ( it hates me and I hate it)

Easiest- Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis' or Duckweed


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most difficult: Didiplis diandra, R. macranda, L. brasiliensis,

easiest: H. difformis, H. balsamica, red tiger lotus, Nymphoides "taiwan", Elatine trianda

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Most difficult: Rotala wallichi or Eusteralis stellata (though the later has perked up recently) Proserpinaca palustrus is tough too, maily because it grows so slow for me.

Easiest: Rotala rotundifolia, Anubiuas coffeafolia (quadrupled in size since I got it in the fall)


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Easiest: Bacopa Carolina, Glosso, Potamogeton gayi, Didiplis diandra

Hardest: micro sword, Rotala macrandra v. 'narrow leaf', dwarf sag (too easy to grow but hard to stop from taking over)
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good thought mike.

For me, E. tenellus was both! almost too easy to grow and exteremly difficult to trim without disturbing the rest of the plants!
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Easiest: L. sessiflora

Hardest: Proserpinaca palustris
It just wouldn't grow! It doesn't make sense! I had neutral water (at the time), awesome lighting, ferts, and plenty of CO2. It wouldn't grow, root, anything.

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Most difficult: lilaeopsis brasiliensis (is it made of plastic!!!), limnophila aromatica, heteranthera zosterifolia, and currently HC

Easiest: Hygrophila compacta, microsorum pteropterus, egeria densa (more like an overgrown monster), micranthemum umbrosum, Lysimachia nummularia
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Most Difficult: Crinum Calamistratum slow and fussy
Easiest: Ludwigia repens, egeria najas, riccia
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most difficult: Ammania Gracilis, tried twice to grow it.
easiest: Bacopa Caroliniana and E. tennelus
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