"red" Aponogeton

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

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Okay, then I'm clueless. Sorry about that! ops:
 
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It's fine
 

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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'
 

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@ghostlybosun hit the nail on the head
I believe the purple flowers do not need a dormancy while white flowers do
 

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