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Old 12-28-2010, 11:43 PM   #11 
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It definitely looks like Wisteria, which would make sense considering the roots growing from the cuttings and that they are a fairly common aquarium plant.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:53 AM   #12 
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I was thinking wisteria too!
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:57 AM   #13 
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Looks like wisteria to me as well. After it grows a little more we'll definitely know.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:26 AM   #14 
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I agree, looks like water wisteria....that is one of the ways I propagate mine...first I pinch the top off the mother plant and then pinch the lower leaves off the top I just pinched-plant the top and let all the leaves I just pinched float in the tank until they get some roots in about a week or so and then plant them....I will end up with about 5-8 new plants this way....
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:49 AM   #15 
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If it is Wisteria what kind of care do they need? I've read they require CO2, Iron, Fertz and good lighting. I kind of prefer the low maintenance plants since I don't have the time or money for all those extras.

Would wisteria survive without the extras or should I rid myself of it now before it dies and pollutes the tank?
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:55 AM   #16 
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From what I hear, Wisteria is relatively easy to care for. I think its requirements are similar to anacharis and hornwort, and like them, it grows like a weed.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:58 AM   #17 
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Easy, easy stem plant.....float or plant...break off a leaf and it will grow roots....fast grower, easy to propagate...nothing special needed....good hitchhiker to get....lol......your biggest problem may be that it grows fast....lol....its a pretty plant too...their stems tend to be brittle and snap easy...but no worries just stick it in the substrate or let it float.....
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:32 PM   #18 
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[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Carrie/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]Yep..Wisteria. I second OFL for it being easy. It's growing better for me in my smaller tanks than the bigger ones..likely due to the light.

It's one of my favourite plants because it is easy to keep, quick growing and quite pretty. I'm actually at the point of throwing my clippings away until I buy more tanks to fill up..lol.

Great find. Let it float and get a really nice root system happening, then plant it and enjoy. I have found it enjoys ferts though. I use root tabs and liquid ferts for it. I've found it stays greener and is a lot less likely to fall apart when it's well fertilized.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #19 
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Alright, well I will soon (Jan 7th) be upgrading to 10 gallons so it will have all the room it wants to spread, if it so chooses. Sounds like it will be good to put along the center divider (going to divide the 10 into 2 5s).

I found about 6 clippings in total in the bag, we'll see how many grow roots and take to growing. SO far 2 show decent roots and will need to be tied down soon.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #20 
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With the smaller wisteria leaf with just a few roots- I will put a small piece of gravel or small rock on top of the little root and it will take hold/anchor itself into the soil/substrate...sometimes I even let the leaf float until I get a second leaf growing on it...
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