View Full Version : melon swords, do new leaves take a while to green up?

07-28-2008, 12:53 PM
I have 2 melon swords that are growing new leaves nicely. The new leaves are the typical red/brownish, but I have been noticing they have not really been greening up? Does this usually take a while, the plants is half green half red/brown.

On most of the non-green leaves, the "stem" parts in the center part of the leaf are green, but it quickly fades to red/brown as the leaf thins out. I also noticed some of the roots are brown with a white inside portion.

3.5 wpg, flourish excel, half gravel half flourite.

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2008, 01:42 PM
Mine are mostly your color. Only green is the outter leaves.

07-28-2008, 01:47 PM
Agreed, I had one in my 125 at one time and all the inner leaves would be that reddish color and the outer ones would be green.