"red" Aponogeton

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by A new username, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. A new username

    A new username New Member Member

    I got a plant labeled only as aponogeton and that its growth has really kicked off some of the leaves are turning a reddish brown color. Is this normal for whatever species this is?


    Sorry for the mess I just fed my tank emerald entree
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    That was the reddest leaf and the photo doesn't do it justice

    Here is the entire plant

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  2. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Aponogeton all grow from bulbs, that last photo doesn't look like it has a bulb. Looks more like some sort of Echinodorus to me, but I'm far from a plant expert.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    A new username

    A new username New Member Member

    I buried the bulb under the sand and put some dirt under the bulb for nutrients
     
  4. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Okay, then I'm clueless. Sorry about that! :oops:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    A new username

    A new username New Member Member

    It's fine
     
  6. ghostlybosun

    ghostlybosun Valued Member Member

    I am 99% positive that is Aponogeton ulvaceus.
    It gets reddish when it has ample light, it might get even more red if you bump up the light.
    Some of the ulvaceus require a dormancy period and some do not.
    If you wanna see a really really red Aponogeton, look up Aponogeton crispus 'red'
     
  7. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    @ghostlybosun hit the nail on the head :)
    I believe the purple flowers do not need a dormancy while white flowers do
     
  8. Herkimur

    Herkimur Well Known Member Member

    Plants that want to turn red do so better with Iron Fertilizers.
     




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