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Lindernia rotundifolia 'Variagated'

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Species' started by Wet, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Wet

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    One of the coolest looking plants floating around: its stripped leaves look like small watermelons. Just adorable. Easy to grow and has the same form emergent as submerged. Here are a few blooming stems growing on an emersed bed of Riccia attached to driftwood.

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    Hi.. So you can get this plant growing from a bed of Riccia? Will the Riccia be like a floating substrate for the plant?
     
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    agree 100% ! One of easist and nice lookink stem plant. Xcellent pictures!
    I'd Never seen its flower before!
     
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    ghostsword,

    Lots of stems will grow up and out of water that way but without solid roots the stems may not be strong enough to stay vertical. Let me show you the story of this planting spot:

    It started as pest-y Riccia that decided to attach on this wood.
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    And it spread along pretty happily, so I tossed some HC on it.
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    And then this Lindernia rotundifolia 'Variagated'.
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    After a little bit, the Lindernia sp. established. Notice it's just on a bed of the Riccia which is on top of the wood.
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    And now it's weedy and flowering. (Crap cell pic from this morning, early light - no tank lights)
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    So, yeah, grows well enough that it needs shaping. More attractive and vertical when it grows emergent up out of the water or fully/mostly emersed with more space for strong roots, though. Again, like most stems will branch upwards from nodes after laying down the stem, and how I'd suggest starting it or filling some space with it. Think Bacopa or Rotala-like.
     
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    I have a clump of Lindernia parviflora 'Variegated' the size of a small plate floating on a corner of my tank. Some stems get reddish and plump, it has roots but no longer in the substrate.
     
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    Very pretty and particularly nice leaves, Crispino! I believe we have the same plant and that the naming changed (to L. rotundifolia "Variagated"), but I may be wrong.

    I have started to see some browning at some nodes after switching to MH (temporarily in this tank). I do not think this is good in my case but rather the plant adapting and maybe getting crispified under the heat. Just got a 50mm fixed lens and a friend's DSLR and may try new pics to show it, if interested.
     
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    I have alot of this too and it seems to be alot stouter grown emergent than what mine are. Mine are also kinda crowded tooo so im sure that isnt helping either. I keep these in both high tech and low tech/light tanks and they do great. The low light stuff grows slower but doesnt change the overall appearance of the plant at all.
     
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    Thanks.. What I now did was to obtain plastic mesh, bedded it down with willow moss and riccia and planted Hydrocotyle V on top, with some cuttings of Staurogyne, and it is growing. Will take some pics tonight.
     
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    Do you have the riccia and willow covering the bottom? Please do post pics, now youve got a mental picture in my head and I cant wait to see yours!
     
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    cool........
    great pics...
     
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    Hello Wet

    Can you post some photos of all tank ?
    I have a tank with goldfish and you gave me some ideas.

    Regards
     
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    ismenio,

    Sure. Here's a couple from a couple months ago.

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    When it was a paludarium, I ended up pulling the Lindernia sp from the log and just going with HC and hitchikers since it was easier to manage.
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    It's not a paludarium any more and is turning into a Syngonanthus sp. aquarium to prove a point vs my harder KH tap, though. You can check out tons of pics here if you want, too: http://petalphile.com/gallery
     
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    I think this plant was developed by Oriental Aquarium of Singapore and is primarily distrubuted by them around the world. That is how it has gotten into a few retail stores in the USA. I always wanted to try this plant and never got around to it.

    OA has put out a lot of variegated plants.
     
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    it looks awesome.can you post an fts please..
     
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