alight one more thing.. now this was the newbiest move ever.. but whent to petco.. seen a new plant shipment.. got 2 hoping id fill my tank up finally. got a 'asian waterfern' and a 'compacta' now ik some ppk keep the waterfern with bettas, but i grabed this compacta on instinct from seeing how many lovely leaves i seen. it looked almost like itd be a anubia type plant [as we know petco dont give the real plant name] got home.. its a bnch of twig looking plants *GULP*
now i can not get any strait information on this plant... its a "hygrophila corymbosa stricta' iv read in 3 spots its a low-med light plant. a few say a high light. some say its a stem plant that needs super high light. and a bunch say its a low-high.. ll however say it is a plant that grows up out of the aquarium [this dont bother me] and flowers into a "beautiful blue flower" now in my mind that sounds super. but what is this plant really. i seen 2 posts on AB both said low-high. so maybe any light? also some say to plant in a group as a pot others say dont. any ideas here? i dnt thnk my petco takes back plants once tube is opened -.- [iv been refused befor] and it all looks healthy. i dont see why i cuoldnt at least try a few sprigs in the 20tall and some in the 10g? o.0
i know im a moron for just grabbing them -.- but it was healthy and big.. i couldnt resist :\
aaah lalalalala dont tell me that lol. nah iv read tht they are. asian water fern iv seen in pics on driftwood. and stuff. so im pretty sure it is aquatic [ima leave it floating tho cuz think its a rizome plant and i wana see first. the other is said to be a stem plant. and that it grows out of your water.. iv been reading aruond for the past hour or 2. looks like they are. but im questioning all the 'compacta' things. they are sold on ab in the lil pots. but not much info on them mesh properly.. from my understanding they are a really hardy stem. but no pics i find are of the entire plant they are mainly of the flower. or of a lil pot with a bunch of leafs [again still looks like anubia to me but im a noob] but its said to be rly well for a corner plant.. and the fern is a rizome [maybe but mine looks like a bulb with like 5 leafs out of it]
edit-idono i think ima give thease a try as i said my petco refused me on plant returns befor so either way i may as well give it a shot.. plus one the compacta looks like it was a runner it has 2 dif roots starting on a stem.. ill add pic in min.
Last edited by pyro fiend; 09-20-2012 at 09:42 PM.
already did tht the plastic thing says there 'names' ones in post ao ;P
hygrophila corymbosa 'stricta'
Bolbitis heteroclita- "Bolbitis heteroclita is an aquatic fern species of Bolbitis, native to the Indochina region of tropical Southeast Asia"[Asian water fern]
here is the suspected one off a runner ..both sides [reason why i think its a runner]
lol yea i knew water fern was [i mean with a name like water fern who'd of thunk ;) did research on the other thing tho.. but so many sites giving so many dif things.. thats my worry.. i dont wana throw it in there to rot :(
I have the compacta in my 10 gallon divided...grows like a weed, have already trimmed it down and will have to do it again soon. Seems to be a hardy plant...I think other stem plants hate me. My new ones just melted...lol.
does it look pretty?;P i think ill let mine grow out of my tanks and bloom, especially on my sorority :) looks like most of mine were cut off the runner and put in the tube. as a few have like 2 or 3 sets of roots -.- im pretty sure that aint normal lol. also sure they dont have runners, but thats what it looks like like the one above lmao
Last edited by pyro fiend; 09-21-2012 at 03:16 AM.