View Full Version : Plant ID

10-09-2010, 05:27 PM
Hello all -
I replanted a few stems of this plant in my 10g and realized today that the new leaves are growing in a deep red (see poor pics...colors are washed out due to lack of photography skills). The wattage per gallon is a bit higher in this tank than in the 12 g and I dose biweekly with flourish - perhaps this is contributing to the new red growth?

Anyhow, what kind of plant is this?

10-09-2010, 06:17 PM
That's hygro polysperma. If you're seeing red they it might be sunset hygro which is the same species but carries a virus that turns the chloroplast pink/red.

10-10-2010, 04:53 PM
So is the new red growth due to higher (only by a watt or so) lighting?

10-10-2010, 05:07 PM
There's many plants that turn reddish under increased light. I agree that it's a Hygrophilia of some sort but I don't know the specific variation. Good plants that're pretty easy to grow and grow fast.