New Game: Name that Plant!!

Icicle

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So I actually had the opportunity to buy some more live plants. Where I live these chances are few and far between. Unfortunately the lps didn't know what they were and they were not labelled. I took them, quarantined them awhile, checked them for snails and gave em the clear.

Unfortunately I don't really know what I'm dealing with. I was poking around on plant geek but didn't come up with any luck because I have no idea how these classify and a lot of the plants all look the same to me :-\

So I thought I would post a pic and see if anyone here could help out, since everyone here is SO smart!!


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There is also a plant board on this site, although I've had no response at all to my post there. Doesn't seem to be too many people around here who have knowledge in plants, and the plant websites I have found list 100's of plants and no way to narrow down a search. Does anyone know a good place too find this information?
 
hang in there. try to get either atmachine or butterfly and isabella they are great with live plannts. they will surely know where you can get the answers from. atm is becoming quite the knowledgable one with plants

good luck

regardfs Dazzler
 
The red plants look like my Cherry Hedge plants, which I just learned are not truely aquatic. Hm :-\

A few of them look like a Bacopa sp., and I have no idea what the 2nd from the left is (the green one between the Bacopa looking one and the red one)
 
I have sort of the problem with plants I buy from the local fish/plant shop. Only difference is, they know the names of the plants and tell me the name before I buy them, but by the time I get to the car, I forget .
 

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I think the one on the right is Ludwigia Repens as well. I just ordered one it should be in the mail. From what I've read it will get more red with stronger light. I can't wait I have 3 more red plants coming.
 
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Thank you everyone for your help! Really appreciate it!

Any idea what would turn green leaves white?
 
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A good thing to do BEFORE buying plants is head over toplant geek copy all the names and print off pictures of plants that you like that are in the light range that you have, bring that to the store and then try to ID the plants yourself.

Lack of light?
 

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Unfortunately, as great an idea as that is, I don't really have that option where I am. I live in the middle of nowhere and I have no selection to go look and and select from. So on the very rare occasion I can get plants here I can either take them or leave them regardless of what they are. I usually try to take them to see if I can get some of them to work out at least.

And it's usually very difficult to get anyone to ship plants here, my last two shipments arrived frozen....

So I just have to make do with what I can
 
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Icicle how close are you to : Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario, Canada ? Their is a shop run by one of the guys atplant geek. he is also a Mod and very reliable. they also do mail order. Here is the website. The store is called Thunder Bay Aquascapes.
carol
 
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Butterfly,

Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately that is 2200 miles away from me, plus I'm on an island so I would have to take an overnight ferry to get to the mainland.
So probably not a feasible suggestion to go there for plants

However, I will definitely check out that website!!! Thanks!
 
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Sorry I had no idea where you are in relation to them Maybe mail order from them would be good as they would be familiar with the area and how to successfully get plants to you alive.
Carol
 

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