Thread: What kind of plant is this?
09-15-2013, 07:36 AM #1
What kind of plant is this?
It came with my tank when I got it, and it has been in there ever since. Whatever it is it's roots are growing. I did a substrate change from gravel to sand, and noticed that the roots had adhered to some gravel. Do you think that the roots will continue to grow in sand? Should I tie it to some driftwood, or will that not work for this plant? 2013-09-15_02-10-22_648.jpg
09-15-2013, 08:01 AM #2
Hmmm, looks like A. afzelli. You can bury the roots in the sand, just not the rhizome.Think with logic and rationality more than emotion. Act with moderation and consideration. Contemplate ideals and realistic goals and weigh out possibilities and options. Temper not with personal delusions or false hope but learn to accept and move on.
09-15-2013, 06:16 PM #3
Anubias afzelii.jpgHere's a photo of Anubias afzelii, attached to a chunk of wood which is a good method. The true roots may grow down into the sand, but the rhizome must not be buried or it can rot.Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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