Plant Profiles

Articles on genera or single species. Comparisons between plants and their use in the aquarium.

Limnophila rugosa

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Plant Profiles | 0 comments

Limnophila rugosa

A new, wonderful plant which is doing very well in one of my aquaria. This plant seems to take its time changing from emersed to submersed growth. Once it has completed the transition, it is a medium fast but steady grower. And it is a real looker. I know no other aquarium stem plant with similarly ribbed leaves. And the green is amazing. Even under strong lights it will...Read More

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Myriophyllum spec. “From Roraima”

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in All Categories, Plant Profiles | 0 comments

Myriophyllum spec. “From Roraima”

This Myriophyllum ist sensational. Despite its deep red colour it is an excellent grower (albeit under ample light and CO2) and seems to be running circles around the very suitable Myriophyllum “Santa Catarina”. I am going to send off some shoots to friends and experts this week to see if someone can identify it. In any case it seems to be a very suitable...Read More

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Hygrophila odora

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in All Categories, Plant Profiles | 0 comments

Hygrophila odora

I have had a specimen of Hygrophila odora for about six months in one of my tanks now. I got the plants from Heiko Muth in the summer of 2011. All plants were emersed cuttings with entire leaves. I planted three shoots in my discus tank at 27°C, under bright lights and full trace element fertiliser. (Macro-nutrients are fed into the water sufficiently through the discus...Read More

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Hygrophila spec. “Pantanal Wavy”

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in All Categories, Plant Profiles | 0 comments

Hygrophila spec. “Pantanal Wavy”

This plant is as yet unidentified and its name must hence be considered preliminary. I have kept it for about 6 months now and it is doing quite well in my discus tank, where it grows very fast and has formed a dense stand. Its overall habit and shape does resemble H. polysperma but it is much more unruly and with long internodes and an overall more wavy appearance, at...Read More

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Hydrocotyle tripartita

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in All Categories, Plant Profiles | 0 comments

Hydrocotyle tripartita

Just a short post on a plant I was able to buy at an auction a few weeks ago. UPDATE: This plant is now a regular item in the shop. Submerged, this Hydrocotyle makes an excellent foreground carpeting plant. It responds well to pruning and will branch out eagerly after cutting. In contrast to the related H. sibthorpioides, this species will attach well to the substrate...Read More

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Bacopa News

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in All Categories, Plant Profiles | 0 comments

<em>Bacopa</em> News

Bacopa monnieri ‘Type I’ and ‘Type II’ We have had Bacopa monnieri ”Type II” in store for several months now. Compared to “Type I”, it has more oblong, spatulate leaves and a creeping habit. Originally, this plant was introduced to us as Hedyotis salzmannii but it became clear even in submersed cuture, that it was in fact a form of B....Read More

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