Plant ID help pt. 2

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Squirrelmanajh, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Squirrelmanajh

    SquirrelmanajhValued MemberMember

    Well, last time this plant never got 100% verified so I took more pictures and hopefully those will help. As you can see the leaves are mostly dead, but have been in this exact state for a week now, and the plant has grown some since I got it but not tons.

    Thanks for any ideas!

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  2. Marine ManValued MemberMember

    thats odd, never seen it before


    try a pet store

    hope that helps
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2012
  3. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    Hopefully someone will be able to ID the plant for you today.


  4. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    It doesn't look like an aquatic plant. How long have you had it?

  5. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    A link that may help you to ID the plant:

    The way the stalk is twisting and curving, possibly some type of Bamboo.

    Non-Aquatic Plants list:

  6. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    That stalk makes me think a variant of a bamboo but I have not normally seen it split like that at the top.

    Dena poses some good questions that will go a long ways in answering the question.
  7. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I'm not great at ID'ing plants but it looks like a philodendron (which is not aquatic).
    The 'stalk' will look like that where leaves have fallen off or died.
  8. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Try this guide:
  9. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Am I the only one that thinks it looks like an Anubias?
  10. OP

    SquirrelmanajhValued MemberMember

    I've had it over a month now, maybe even 2, it's hard to completely remember. Thanks for all the help guys!
  11. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    I was wondering that myself.
  12. OP

    SquirrelmanajhValued MemberMember

    well i just went through that planted tank guide and it kinda looked like lizard's tail. What do u guys think of that?
  13. mosaicguppyWell Known MemberMember

    The leaves look a lot like the leaves of anubias but the stems are too thick and the wrong shape, I also can't see a rhizome.
  14. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    I can't tell by the stem. The top does resemble the lizard's tail, but all photos are out of water.
  15. OP

    SquirrelmanajhValued MemberMember

    hmm, should I pull the plant out of the driftwood and see what the roots look like?
  16. Steve106

    Steve106Valued MemberMember

    Based on the stems and the way the leaves are sprouting, my guess would also be some variant of bamboo. Which, while generally ill-advised in an aquarium, i have had good results with. I have a couple bamboo stalks in the bank corner of one of my tank and they are growing multiple side shoots with new leaves and all. So it may work for you, to be on the safe side you can always position it closer to the surface so the leaves can start to grow out of the water. Just my 2cents

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