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TypeYourTextHere
04-06-2011, 04:00 PM
I bought this plant today and the guy had no idea what it was. I have no idea what it is either and dont even begin to know where to look.

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Cascade
04-06-2011, 05:06 PM
Huh, you've got me stumped there.
This is my favorite plant finder available online: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/

That being said, I browsed through it quickly and didn't find any matches. You may have better luck - or just wait and see what it may turn into!

TypeYourTextHere
04-06-2011, 05:10 PM
yeah... All I know about this plant is it is a stem plant. *sigh*

Cascade
04-06-2011, 05:21 PM
You know... when I first saw the pic, it vaguely reminded me of Water Wisteria - with the ever-so-slight "cutouts" around the leaves. Then I read this excerpt from the Hygrophila difformis (Water Wisteria) entry: "Moreover, the leaf divisions seem to be a little finer (and thus more attractive) under higher light."

I wonder if it could possible be a water wisteria that has been grown under low light and therefore doesn't have the delicate leaf divisions yet?

I googled "water wisteria under low light" for a reality check - looks like some people do experience the "solid", rounder leaves under non-optimal conditions. I'll be curious to see if that's what yours turns out to be...

rich311k
04-06-2011, 05:33 PM
I thought wisteria as well, it could be emmersed growth.

TypeYourTextHere
04-06-2011, 05:41 PM
That is very possible. The lighting at the LFS was not the greatest. I am just hoping more so than anything that I don't get an infestation of pond snails. There were some in the tank at the LFS

Aeonflame
04-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Its definitely a species of hygro.

SunSchein89
04-06-2011, 06:37 PM
Looks like wisteria to me.... had to go digging through some old pictures for this one....

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt160/sunschein89/fish%20tank/IMG_5506.jpg
There's mine when it was first put into the tank...

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt160/sunschein89/fish%20tank/IMG_8166.jpg
And then a while later, you can still see the lower leaves are more round while the ones near the surface spike out.