Ah yes!! That's the one! I even found the eBay listing I purchased it from!
Ah well now I'm jealous!But mine is mostly grown floating and has bright red or pink leaves (it's possibly the 'Sunset' variety. I don't know for sure though.)
It really is. I currently have it in four of five tanks, and it just thrives like nothing else. I took some cuttings and put them in my new 80L walstad last week, and they're already thriving.It's an amazing plant isn't it? There's a reason it's considered a "weed" in the wild
You're very welcome friendAh yes!! That's the one! I even found the eBay listing I purchased it from!
You'll always have that plant. It's very hardy (so much so that it did great in my goldfish tank) and it's not nearly as hard to care for as most stem plantsI currently have it in four of five tanks, and it just thrives like nothing else. I took some cuttings and put them in my new 80L walstad last week, and they're already thriving.
You're now my Hygrophila polysperma friend.You're very welcome friend
Seriously! I have crypts, swords, vals, sessiliflora limnophila, and god knows what else and nothing grows in my water as well as this plant!
Its a superb plant. Don't lust after red leaves. The green of this plant is the brightest most luminous there is. Plants should be green as there are few green fish!
Nah, that sounded just fine to meYou're now my Hygrophila polysperma friend.
Alright, yeah, that was weird. It sounded better in my head. I'm keeping it so it gives you a chuckle (hopefully).
I feel you. You know Hygrophila difformis water wisteria? Alledgedly the easiest plant to grow. The two times I've bought it it died. I don't have good luck with that plant...Seriously! I have crypts, swords, vals, sessiliflora limnophila, and god knows what else and nothing grows in my water as well as this plant!
I did just order some rotala rotundifolia, hoping that will also grow really well.
I'm so glad to know there are other Hygrophila polysperma appreciators out there!This last grows well for me also, even in low light with just plain sand substrate. Never seen it go red though!
Yep, same! I bought some and it just melted and died. So much for a hardy, easy to grow plant!!Same here. My water is very soft maybe that is why. H. corymbosa failed for me as well.
Oh yeah, I have converted all but one of my tanks into dirtied/walstad tanks. I've used a different approach to yours, but most of my plants are growing well.... just not as well as the polysperma....I seem to have great luck with my newest dirted tanks. My first was a flop (but of course producing my favorite Hygrophila polysperma.) All I had was partial sunlight and a little bit of random soil under lots of gravel. That was only, say, 4-5 years ago. Since then I've become more serious in fishkeeping and although I've had flops some of my tanks seem to be doing okay now.
ThanksI wanted to break this tank down for you so you could maybe get an idea for helping plants grow. What I have is a dirted tank with cheap full-spectrum LEDs, partial sunlight and lots of different plant types
Oh yeah it is a lovely plant!
I notice in your picture yours are all quite short - is that done on purpose to create a sort of carpet?