Does any one have any tips on planting these and making sure they grow I really want a nice plant carpet
I don’t want my babies tears to die and I don’t have co2 is there anyway I can get them to be successful without co2Dwarf baby tears will not survive without bright light and injected CO2.
The best way to get a carpet going is to have nutrient rich substrate, and to dry-start the plants. It's much easier for the plants to grow strong and really get their roots in when there's no water in the tank to limit their access to CO2 or make them float out of the substrate.
Whether you dry or wet-start, it's best to divide the plants you get and spread them out evenly over the area you want them to grow. They'll fill in the space much faster than if you planted them in a single, dense clump.
As far as I know, co2 is a must for them if they're underwater. You could probably keep them alive if you grew them emersed (wet roots but leaves exposed to the air).I don’t want my babies tears to die and I don’t have co2 is there anyway I can get them to be successful without co2
Use monte carlo, probably the easiest carpeting plant and grows extremely well emersed. If no co2 then research DSM and use that method. The monte carlo will melt a bit duriung the transitionary period upon flooding the tank but with adequate light should spring back fine.Does any one have any tips on planting these and making sure they grow I really want a nice plant carpet
Are my seeds doomed since I didn’t dry start themHaven't tried the ground cover seeds myself but have had good success with the leaf varieties. I did find buying from a good rated ebay shop made a difference to success. $14 to the $2 shops.
I think getting the sprouted plants out of the substrate this girl uses would be a nightmare. I use 2 layers of cheap kitchen wipe paper. That way it won't break up and disentegrate. I just use the one piece or cut them into sections as you want. I just use tank water for initial germination as a moist spray initially as she does to get them going but no additional top coverage of substrate material . Later after they have grown a bit to a reasonable height I start the deeper water process slowly a couple of milimeters a week or so. Keep the leaf tips moist with a daily spray or two. Mine starter pots are in large plastic tub with a spare LED but be careful not to cook them.
Tried the hair grass seeds but it was so so for all the effort and the few fish I have soon destroyed it. Shrimp love the leafy plants whatever they are. The seller nominated what tgey were but I couldnt verify it but they do look interesting and grow well.
Hope all this is making sense.
I’d appreciate if you could help me id it (it’s supposed to look like this when full grown)nice. what plant is it?
looks like Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides).i’ll admit I don't know but I'm trying to figure it out I'm growing some of those carpet plant seeds
I’d appreciate if you could help me id it (it’s supposed to look like this when full grown)