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Bought some plants need ID please

Discussion in 'Plant Identification & Biology' started by FatGoatWalks, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. FatGoatWalks

    FatGoatWalks New Member

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    I called in at the LFS tonight with a view to simply picking up some more Amazon Swords...but was tempted buy these which the sales assistant was unable to identify:

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    Is this Water Wysteria or Water Sprite?

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    Don't know what this is but it's really fragile, the stems breaking off at the slightest touch.

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    And this is a lovely plant, the name of which is completely beyond me.

    Any help would be gratefully received.
     
  2. Demeter32

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    First is water wisteria, second might be some sort of rotala? Not too sure on the 2nd one.

    As for the third, I'm thinking penny wort.
     
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    Photo 1 is Wisteria, Hygrophila difformis. A lovely plant, but need good light and nutrients.

    Photo 2 is likely a Bacopa species, not sure exactly which as I have never had these.

    Edit: Demeter posted as I was typing...I won't argue about Rotala as another possible for this plant. Can't tell which from the photo.

    Photo 3 is I think a Pennywort, Hydrocotyle species, possibly H. leucocephala (Brazilian Pennywort). Will manage with less intense light than many stem plants. All these are stem plants.

    Byron.
     
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  4. FatGoatWalks

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    Thanks guys :) I'm hopeful that now I'm using some ferts and there are a few more fish in the tank that maybe these plants will start to thrive. The Pennywort is far more attractive than its name would suggest, hope I can get this spreading.
     
  5. Ch4rlie

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    2nd plant is very likely a bacopa, monnieri I belive, picture makes it kind of hard to be 100% cerrtain, but I am 90% sure its a bacopa.

    I have that plant in one of my tanks, does not grow all that much tbh. Nice little stem plant though but dont expect it to grow into a nuch bunch or anything.

    The other two has already been identified by Demeter and Byron which I do concur with incidently.
     

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