I'm an impulse buyer, I admit it. And the pet stores were having a Memorial Day weekend sale, so I brought home some live plants for the rest of the gang. I stuck them all in a spare bowl and have been letting them get used to my water for a few days.
After consulting Mo's sticky, I'm pretty sure the thing on the right is a Water Wisteria. The banana plant...fairly self-identifying.
That leaves the "potted water plant" in the middle, and the wispy "water plant bundle" with the little lavender flowers as unidentified.
Though I do have a question about the banana plant. I have another one in Ghost's tank already, and I just let it kinda hang out. Should I bury the "bananas" in the gravel or just continue to let it drift? It seems happy, it's putting out it's second new leaf since I got it.
Ooh and another plant question...the other plant in Ghost's tank was identified to me as a "Moneywort". It came in a little bundle kinda like the water wisteria and lavender flower plant are. I initially put its feet in the gravel, but I eventually unbundled it and let it drift. A few of the stems died and were removed, the rest lost a fair number of leaves but have since started putting out new ones and growing roots out all over their stems. Should these have their feet or at least some of the roots in the gravel, or are they ok to be free floating too?
Why yes, I'm new to planting too, why do you ask?