View Full Version : Plant ID please?

05-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Just picked up these two lovely plants for my 10 gallon tank, but didn't really know what they were. I hope I didn't buy something that requires ridiculous amounts of light and/or co2. I'm pretty sure I've seen at least one of these on here before so I hope someone can tell me what they are :22: .



Thanks to anyone that can help.

05-19-2010, 06:21 PM
The second is wisteria, nice easy plant.

05-19-2010, 06:29 PM
The second is wisteria, nice easy plant.

Are you sure? I already have wisteria in my tank and they don't look the same. This is the wisteria I already have, you can see the two stems on the very left and just to the right of the fish (the camera kind of makes it look a lot whiter than it is)


Is there another kind of it that I'm not aware of?

05-19-2010, 06:39 PM
Pretty sure, it has variable leaf shapes due to lighting and emersed or not. I could be wrong though.

05-19-2010, 07:19 PM
I would also have to say it's wisteria. I have hornwort, and I've seen many other hornwort plants that look completely different because of the various morphs. It also might be just because it's a younger plant and hasn't grown as much.

05-19-2010, 07:42 PM
I just so happen to have all three of those plants next to each other.


Here they all are together and I must say they do all look completely different


I think this is what you were talking about when referring to the shape of the wisteria leaves changing in different light conditions. You can see the leaves get a lot thinner at the top where they receive more light, but I don't think they would ever get quite as thin as this other plant I have. This new plant has leaves that are that skinny throughout the entire length of the stem.


This is what the wisteria looked like when it first came into my tank and most of the bottom leaves still do look like that, but anything near the top quickly thins out and spreads out like a fan.

Unless I see this plant quickly die off and revert back to how my other wisteria plants look, I just can't see these two being the same thing.

05-19-2010, 07:52 PM
I'n not an expert, but I looked this up in my plant book, and both the "young" version of the plant (emersed leaves) and the older version (submersed leaves) look like Wisteria, or hygrophila difformis.

I'm wondering if the plant to the far right (in your post of three pictures, the top most picture) isn't ceratopteris thalictroides or cryptocoryyne retrospiralis? Complete and very wild shots in the dark. :hmm3grin2orange:

Another shot in the dark, 1st post, 1st picture: Ludwiga repens (my book has a crap photo).

05-19-2010, 08:06 PM
Hm, maybe I am mistaken then. Well I guess it's still interesting to have the same plant next to each other that look completely different and I know it will do well on top of that. Hopefully they don't end up looking like each other too soon.

Anyone have any ideas on the other plant? It has those interesting looking bud/flower type things all along it which is one of the main reasons I bought it. I just hope it can grow fairly quickly to fill in that last blank space on the back wall.

05-24-2010, 01:04 AM
:bump: :bump:

Anyone else out there with ideas on the first plant or any other possibilities for the second? Both have been doing fine so far, so that's good at least.

05-24-2010, 04:01 PM
No clue on the new ones but I wanted to tell you that your hornwort looks good and bushy. thumbs2: