Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
These were one of the few plants available when I was a kid, used to put them in a 10g under incandescent light and kill them slowly. I put one in my tank as an impulse a couple of months ago and it grew beautiful light green leaves the size of my palm. I believe they're related to/are some sort of water lily. They will shoot a leaf to the surface at some point, but I don't know what triggers this, and with no info about your tank, couldn't hazard a guess about why they would die on you.