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  1. #1

    Default Brazilian Pennywort question


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    Whenever someone tells me a plant is an easy grower, I can just about bet it will not work for me. What is it will java moss, java fern and floating plants that always gives me the worst time growing than others? Tell me it's an easy grower and I will kill it. Tell me it's picky and a hard grower and it will go nuts.


    Now it's my Pennywort. Long bare stems. Holes in the leaves and I swear my shrimp are eating it. They are always all over in the Pennywort so maybe they are. Liquid ferts added 3x a week and still looking rough.

    After "over 1 year", I finally have some java fern growing as well as java moss. Please note the emphasis on over 1 year. I love how people say "tie it to wood. You'll have roots in no time." With me, it means several birthdays will come and go.

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    How long have you had the Pennywort? Does your fertilizer contain potassium?

  3. #3

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    Holes in plants make me think fert deficiency. Are the stems soft/mushy or do they feel solid? What kind of lighting?

  4. #4

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    I just float mine in the calmer tanks and have no issues, It does sound like a fert issue to me also.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 
    looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
    For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    You could always try killing it. I grew up with this stuff all over the yard and ditch. The harder we tried to kill it, the more it came back.

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