What Kind Of Plant Is This?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by MTSRandy, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. MTSRandyValued MemberMember

    I'm not sure what plant this is and what the propagation method is. I assume its some form of stem plant but dont see root runners along the stem. If I clip this can I replant the clipping? [​IMG]
     
  2. Jamieson22Well Known MemberMember

    Looks to be a variety of Hygrophilia Corymbosa - perhaps Angustifolia ? You can propagate by pruning top and replanting, which will also make the bottom portion bushier.
     
  3. MTSRandyValued MemberMember

    Thanks. I want sure if I could due to not seeing root shoots on the stem.
     
  4. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Stem plants don't grow roots on the stem unless the bottom portion is damaged. To propagate, cut off the top and replant.
     
  5. MTSRandyValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks
     
  6. Jamieson22Well Known MemberMember

    Actually lots of stem plants send out aerial roots and it is perfectly normal and no indication of damage.
     
  7. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Really? Interesting, I've never had this happen before except when the bottom of a plant melted.
     
  8. Jamieson22Well Known MemberMember

    Here's some pretty new ludwigia dark red showing aerial roots:

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  9. MTSRandyValued MemberMember

    Can anyone of you recommend a nice red plant that has rounding leaves? Is there a ludwigia that fits the bill?
     
  10. Jamieson22Well Known MemberMember

    Ludwigia Ovalis is close but not quite round.
     
  11. Jocelyn AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

    Ludwigia repens broad leaf is pretty round, a bit of a tip at the end. Pretty easy plant to grow when it comes to reds...
     
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