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What plant is this

Postby 207cichlids » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:18 pm

Bought at LFS from a tank with no labels

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Re: What plant is this

Postby jas1313 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:33 pm

I think it's a variation of a "waffle dragon flame" and I also think it's a terrarium plant and not a true aquatic.
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Re: What plant is this

Postby 207cichlids » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:47 pm

Appreciate the input @jas1313
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Re: What plant is this

Postby FishMaster43 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:17 am

I agree, purple waffle plant,it will just rot away in tank if submerged. More a garden plant or terrarium plant as jas1313 said.
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Re: What plant is this

Postby Deeda » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:02 am

I don't think it is a dragon flame because those are usually narrow leaf. It's probably Hemigraphis alternata or a similar plant, not aquatic at all.
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Re: What plant is this

Postby 207cichlids » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:26 am

Thanks for the input. I guess that says alot about the LPS I went to. Thanks again
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Re: What plant is this

Postby Deeda » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:45 am

207cichlids wrote:Thanks for the input. I guess that says alot about the LPS I went to. Thanks again


It is possible the person ordering the plants either:
1. made a mistake
2. liked the way the plant looked but didn't know it wasn't aquatic
3. knew it was meant for terrarium use and another employee didn't know and put it in a tank
4. or the vendor shipped the wrong one.

I remember long ago when I worked in a pet store, we either ordered off of an order form that listed the Latin names or went to the wholesaler and picked items from their holding tanks. Sometimes when ordering on the wholesaler's form, substitutions were made automatically if the item wasn't in stock. Mistakes were very common from week to week.

See if you can return the plant for a refund or replacement.
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Re: What plant is this

Postby 207cichlids » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:50 pm

Thanks i'll give them a call
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Re: What plant is this

Postby BillD » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:30 am

Versions of that plant have been sold for aquarium use for probably the last 50 years or more. The fact that it isn't aquatic has not stopped it from being sold.
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Re: What plant is this

Postby 207cichlids » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:03 pm

Thanks BillD
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Re: What plant is this

Postby aquawoman101 » Mon May 11, 2015 5:04 am

I would say a Purple Waffle.
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Re: What plant is this

Postby elbmek » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:18 am

these are sold in most aquarists here in UK but never named.
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