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adamlafrance
05-18-2015, 02:36 PM
Yesterday I bought two variety packs of plants at my LFS. Both of the pack contained the same plants and a label with all the different names. I've tried researching to figure out which is what but I can't seem to figure it out. Any help would be appreciated! thumbs2:
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mommy1
05-18-2015, 02:46 PM
The dracaena are the ones with the white stripes, they are not fully aquatic plants and will eventually rot. The other ones look like some sort of cryptocoryn or maybe microsword.

Anders247
05-18-2015, 02:55 PM
The first 4 are dracaena. Like mommy1 says, they will rot. But if you keep part (the leaves) of them above water then they won't rot.
As for the other two..... I'm not sure....

adamlafrance
05-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Well that's good to know! I'll get those ones out of the tank later today

DoubleDutch
05-18-2015, 05:09 PM
They seem quite often to be sold as aquatic recently, which they're not indeed.

showmebutterfly
05-18-2015, 05:43 PM
The short plant in the middle looks like some kind of bamboo, which is also not fully aquatic.

Anders247
05-18-2015, 05:47 PM
Dracaena is "bamboo"...... lol Scientific name Dracaena braunii.

showmebutterfly
05-18-2015, 06:05 PM
The stems on the plants to the left look different from the stem on the plant in the middle. Are they different varieties of dracaena?

showmebutterfly
05-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Link to article on non-aquatic plants that are commonly sold as aquatic plants. The pictures may be helpful to you. \

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=4741

Anders247
05-18-2015, 06:24 PM
The stems on the plants to the left look different from the stem on the plant in the middle. Are they different varieties of dracaena?

Yep, they are.

Boundava
05-18-2015, 06:34 PM
Wish I had this a couple years ago when I bought a bunch of plants from a LFS. THey were not fully aquatic and rotted in the tank within weeks. I thought it was something I did until I red up on them. Now if I see something I go on my phone and Google it, lol.

adamlafrance
05-19-2015, 02:06 AM
They're beautiful plants too! Oh well, on to the next plants I guess, lol

madagascariensis
05-19-2015, 02:13 AM
the two on the right are spathiphyllum. none of the plants on the name tag are are aquatic. those you got would make easy houseplants though, or even emersed plants. I'm experimenting with
growing a peace lily (spathiphyllum) aquaponically now. It's going well.